Lawrence Reed

Lawrence Reed

“Wherever books are burned,” wrote the German journalist and poet Heinrich Heine, “men in the end will also burn.”

Friday, 21 August 2020 14:30

COLUMN: Vote by mail? No thanks.

As a general rule, whatever comes cheap and easy isn’t highly valued. Yet some people these days want to take something once cherished — sacrificed for with oceans of blood and treasure — and reduce it to nothing more than a short walk to the mailbox.

I am referring to the act of voting.

“Friendship,” wrote C. S. Lewis in a December 1935 letter, “is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I think I should say, ‘sacrifice almost everything to live where you can be near your friends.’”