DAR celebrates constitution week

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Special to QCS The week of Sept. 17-23 found several busy ladies from the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrating Constitution Week in Tucumcari. On Sept. 16, they were at Mesalands Community College giving a class to students titled, “Fun Facts of the Constitution”. There were many students and faculty attending this class. On Sept. […]

Constitution also protects hateful speech

Freedom New Mexico Free speech and the First Amendment prevailed Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the First Amendment protects even vile and hateful speech directed at gays, warriors and Catholics. It’s a sad-but-essential victory for anyone who believes that freedom requires legal protection of radical and outrageous ideas. Westboro Baptist Church […]

Constitution requires interpretation

The April 14 editorial followed the conservative line of “liberal activist judges.” The tale goes that conservative judges interpret the law and liberals try to make it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Constitution was written to be interpreted by future generations and guide them in situations the writers could not have imagined. […]

anniversary, wedding, Constitution Week, polling precincts

Diamond time for Bells… Delmar and Lorrayne Bell of Tucumcari will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. All are invited to celebrate this occasion with Delmar and Lorrayne at a celebration from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m to be held at their residence, west of Tucumcari, and hosted by Jim and Ann Bucher. Wedding […]

We’ve all got a responsibility to the Constitution

By Lynn Moncus This week, we have been hearing and reading much about the Constitution and how very fortunate we are to have such a document. Many of us can recall memorizing the “Preamble” and the “Bill of Rights,” plus studying the entire document in our public schools and later in college. We can but […]

High court needs morality, not legality

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest bone thrown to the voracious mad dogs of the media, including this columnist, is the all-important, job-eternal Supreme Court nomination. The question that has the least influence on confirmation, yet receives the most polarized press coverage is this: “Is the nominee qualified to be a Supreme Court judge?” […]

County recognizes Constitution proclamation

By Ryn Gargulinski A whole lot of John Hancocks were scrawled at Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting, with the commissioners approving a number of resolutions and even a proclamation. The proclamation declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week and was presented by Chief Deputy County Clerk Jeannette Maddaford on behalf of the Daughters of the American […]