Celebrate Fourth with Moore


Published: Thursday, July 1, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 10:47 p.m.

The Fourth of July weekend is an opportunity for us to celebrate our freedoms as Americans. Watching Michael Moore's new movie, "Fahrenheit 9/11," is a perfect way to practice some of our most important freedoms. When we watch and talk about the film, we exercise our freedom to be informed, to debate freely, and to form our own opinions of the actions of our government.

Michael Moore, and many of the subjects in his movie, clearly love our country, but are deeply troubled by George Bush's leadership. Moore's movie raises extremely difficult questions that deserve our attention as we move toward the November elections, and as U.S. soldiers continue to die in Iraq. To be American means to engage, rather than passively accept, the actions of our leaders.

We should all celebrate the Fourth by engaging in the major issues that face our country. One way to start is by seeing "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Autumn Tarleton, Dave Diem,

Gainesville

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