• 32°

Letter: Country seems to be moving from democracy

Why are people trying to change our country? Why are people trying to change the foundations our country was built on?

Our forefathers set forth a constitution with laws to follow based on the experience for the rule the British had over America at the time of the Revolutionary War.

I think that it is wrong to try to completely change what America was founded on. It appears parts of the government want to wipe out our Constitution. As the next generation in this country, I feel we’re being conditioned to believe that government should take care of us, by leaders offering to buy our votes with bigger handouts.

Founding father Thomas Jefferson gave us warnings about the kind of leadership we are witnessing today. He said when the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government, there is tyranny. So, tell me why our society does not see that our government is attempting to change us from a democracy with freedom to a socialist or communist society which will lead us to be dependent on the government giving them more power over us.

Our society seems to think that equality for all — where we are all on a level playing field — is the way to go. This was introduced when everyone got a participation trophies instead of clearly teaching my generation that there is a winner and a loser in real life.

While equality is not a bad thing, it comes with some sacrifices of my liberties. Liberty allows me the freedom to do what I want, provided I don’t violate others and their personal property.

Our country was founded with a delicate balance of these in mind between liberty and equality. The original formula set forth for this has changed with time, but the basis provided by the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence remain the same today.

Peyton Brown




Rowan-Salisbury Schools on a three-hour delay Friday


Friday newspaper deliveries may be delayed


Tonight’s Bright Star Theatre performance rescheduled to March 10


Event planned to empower women


Missing man found safe


Meet the cast of PPT’s youth production of Romeo & Juliet

Check this out

Rowan weather: Snow this afternoon


Schools closing 2 hours early


College women’s basketball: Struggling win for Catawba


Johnson, Daniels help NC State rout No. 6 Duke, 88-66


Democrats running for state Senate talk legislature’s role in Confederate monuments


Duke University doubles office space at NC Research Campus in Kannapolis

East Spencer

East Spencer’s Alisa Russell continues to be inspired, inspire others


Fifth-graders get to enjoy state symphony during Catawba performance


You matter to the 2020 Census


Educators say parents should start thinking about pre-K now for 2020-2021


Local artist speaks to high school students about his life and art


Opening reception for ‘Art in Nature’ Friday


N.C. Transportation Museum Hosts Pirate Day Feb. 29


Bestsellers (2-23-20)


LSt and St. Thomas Players present ‘The Trip to Bountiful’


Local arts & entertainment news Feb. 20-26


Roundabout: What’s happening Feb. 20-26


D.G Martin: Politicians often capitalize on book sales