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Letter: It’s time to stop the assault on our personal liberties

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I’ve been very concerned for many years — even before King Obama — about the state of our nation and the constant assault on our individual liberties. President Wilson, a racist bigot, started the march of the supremacy of the state over the primacy of the individual. FDR enlarged it a hundredfold with Johnson, Nixon, Carter, the Bushes and Clinton following suit, either ignoring the individual rights under our Constitution or breaking with it outright.

I could comment on many things Obama has said and done. In his plans to correct NSA snooping on Americans, it could be described as “If you like your Fourth Amendment you can keep it.”

There was his use of a wounded soldier during the State of the Union while he cuts veterans’ pay and benefits, proving once again his hatred for the military.

There was his invitation for illegals to attend this speech while he refuses to meet with ICE officials worried about border security. And then there is his proclamation that if Congress doesn’t do what he wants, he will do it by executive order — basically telling them they are essentially irrelevant — at which point they give him a standing ovation!

He throws his hatred for the American way in our faces at every opportunity, and both parties are complicit in this hatred. You don’t fundamentally transform America, as Obama proclaims, if you love it!

In Obama’s book “The Audacity of Hope” (or the audacity to call it hope), he says the Constitution is a “rejection of absolute truth ... that might lock future generations into a single, unalterable course.” His view is that in the name of liberty we must reject absolute truths and that includes the Declaration of Independence that says, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (not government) with certain unalienable Rights ... That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed — (not vice versa.) That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of those ends, it is the right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and institute new Government ...” And this can be done under Article 5 of our Constitution.

Ron Portal

Lodi