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

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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 am

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


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  • John Lucas posted at 11:24 pm on Tue, Feb 11, 2014.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    [smile] Ron just cares about his personal rights and not those who disagree with him. Typical right wing Conservative thought. Witness the voter laws the Republican states trying to make it harder for those who they conceive as their opponents not to be able to vote.

  • John Lucas posted at 11:18 pm on Tue, Feb 11, 2014.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    A better idea is to just vote for Democrats.

  • Christina Welch posted at 5:38 pm on Tue, Feb 11, 2014.

    Christina Welch Posts: 362

    Mr Portal,
    I'm not sure if you check the comments or not, but if you do, could you please provide some examples of what you mean by Wilson, FDR, Johnson, etc pursuing the goal of the supremacy of the state over the primacy of the individual? I'm not trying to be antagonisitc here, I am just trying to understand what you mean.

    As for Article 5 of the Constitution--let's start with term limits for the members of Congress, eh? Maybe some real regulation of campaign finance?

  • Eric Barrow posted at 3:15 pm on Tue, Feb 11, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1505

    Ron let me see if I can clear some things up, first what we love about this country is that we can change it, that's the part of the genius of the Founding Fathers. As far as “"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" That is exactly what we did when we elected Obama, twice. Women and men of different beliefs, backgrounds and customs came together and said we want a different way, the status quo is not working for us and we have the power to change it. So we used our unalienable rights and consented to be governed by Barrack Hussein Obama, twice.


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