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Letter to the Editor: Violating the U.S. Constitution


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By KATHIE SHAFFER
Sylmar, Calif.

Editor,

Every day our citizens make thousands of contracts for goods, services, or other reasons. Each party to the contract is expected to abide by it. However, there is one contract that seriously affects every citizen and very few pay attention to it.

It is the U.S. Constitution, a contract between our citizens and the federal government. The president, vice-president, all members of congress, supreme court justices, cabinet secretaries, and others take an oath to abide by it-but few if any do.

We are creating a police-state type government by allowing the many violations of this contract. The Patriot Act is a good example. It trades some of our freedoms for a false sense of security.

Permitting our servant-the federal government-to restrict any of our constitutionally protected rights implies that we accept it as our master. Governments are happy to assume that role. Ours certainly is, and it will continue to do so until enough citizens pay attention and demand that the constitution be strictly adhered to.


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