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The Dangerous Defense Bill Heading Toward Obama's Desk

Save the Constitution

Barack Obama stood up and swore the oath to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States; he didn’t do a good job, he just went with the flow. He didn’t veto the threat to the Fourth Amendment securing people and property from unreasonable search and seizure. Not to mention the Fifth, insuring due process of law and prevention of double jeopardy. The Sixth was also contravened: the insurance of a speedy public trial with an impartial jury. One of the supporters of the bill is Senator John McCain—although he knows what it is like to lose your freedom, as he was in a North Vietnamese prison camp. So I am disappointed in McCain.

Osama bin Laden, Muammar Qaddafi and Saddam Hussein are dead; most of the Arab dictators, pro-Western or not, have been overthrown. We have been successful with the Constitution in the war on terror. If they remove those amendments, then we are certainly less free and probably less safe.

Robert S. Moulds

Kingston, Ontario

Jan 17 2012 - 11:14pm