The Boston Globe
has invited newspapers across the country to stand up for the free press
today with editorials. Hundreds of publications have pledged to participate
as is evident in the Associated Press story printed below.
The editorials are
a response to President Donald Trumpís assertion that journalists are the
ďenemy of the peopleĒ if they print news he doesnít like.
Some newspapers may
also point out that Mr. Trump has raised newsprint costs by 25 percent by
imposing tariffs on Canadian paper.
Here at the
Chesterton Tribune we usually donít have time to write editorials.
We are too busy
trying to cover local news and get the newspaper delivered to our paying
If we did have the
time to write editorials we would likely point out:
ideology is worthless if it isnít based on real world facts.
America canít be great without a respect for science and science education.
* That it is
not the act of a conservative to bust the budget in order to get votes in
the next election.
Among other things.
Most likely we
wouldnít write about those subjects at all. We would probably focus on state
and local topics:
Duneland is great because Republicans and Democrats work together to get
* That the
Duneland Schools deserve our support.
* That the
publicís business should be conducted in public.
* That every
public board should have public comment on its regular meeting agenda.
* And, of
course, that the Indiana Dunes State Park should never be for sale to
What we do have
time to say is that in our travels through the community we donít see much
evidence of the national discord.
Dunelanders are out
there staffing the Resale Shop, coaching youth sports, supporting our
veterans, building the YMCA, the Chesterton Art Center, the Duneland Chamber
of Commerce, and dozens of other groups without regard to whether the person
next to them watches Fox or MSNBC.
And that is the way
it should be.