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Letter: Politicians should follow the U.S. Constitution

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Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:00 am

This is concerning Joanne Bobin’s letter, “‘Bridgegate’ could just be the tip of the iceberg for Gov. Chris Christi,” Feb. 11. Ms. Bobin’s comments on Mr. Viall’s letter, “The campaign for the 2016 election has started,” and her comments on Nixon (Watergate) and Christie (Bridgegate) are true, although Nixon is far from the first president to be implicated in anything criminal.

As far as Christie is concerned, all I see is another Obama with a weight problem. All statists (a term borrowed from Aristotle) like him and Obama need to be out of power because statism, with its concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government and away from the free market and individualism, only leads to totalitarianism and the subservience of the individual to the all-powerful government.

What Mr. Viall was saying, I think, is the government media (ABC, NBC, etc.) spends all this time on lane closures, and spends near to nothing on real scandals like Benghazi, where four Americans were killed and several wounded; Fast and Furious, where a border patrol officer and hundreds of Mexicans were killed by guns supplied by this administration; the NSA trouncing all over the Fourth Amendment; or the IRS being used as a weapon against Obama’s opposition — one of the articles of impeachment against Nixon, and on and on.

When Democrats and Republicans put party before country, you end up like the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany or Cuba. We have politicians inhabiting both major parties who have broken away from the constraints of the Constitution and who have become enemies of a free people, who need to be exposed and removed from office.

As one of the heroes of my youth once said, “The American Constitution has set down for all men to see the essentially Christian and American principle that there are certain rights held by every man which no government and no majority, however powerful, can deny. Conceived in Grecian thought, strengthened by Christian morality and stamped indelibly into American political philosophy, the right of the individual against the State is the keystone of our Constitution. Each man is free.” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Ron Portal


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