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Letter: Going beyond the Patriot Act




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February 13, 2013 | 1,270 views | 1 comment

Editor:

While the bed-wetters among us are all outraged about supposed infringement on their Second Amendment rights, I’m not hearing much from them or anyone else about a far more chilling government breach of our constitutional rights.

President Obama has taken it upon himself to determine enemies of the state and sign off on the execution of American citizens without a shred of judicial oversight. This is beyond the Patriot Act, which opened Americans to invasions of privacy such as national security letters to libraries and Internet service providers demanding our records without our knowledge, and beyond warrantless wiretaps.

This is giving one man the power to snuff out the life of an American citizen anywhere in the world at any time without even a single hearing before a judge.

The gun crowd is dampening their drawers over concerns requiring background checks on every gun purchase and limiting magazines to 10 rounds somehow violates the Second Amendment that even archconservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thinks is a limited right.

At the same time many of them are supportive of these extra-judicial killings of people who have not even killed anyone, let alone another American.

I’m a lot less worried about the government taking my gun away than I am being bombed by a drone. After all, look how many people are denied air travel because the government put their name on the “no fly list” because their name sounds like some reputed terrorist.

JC DUFRESNE

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
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February 13, 2013 10:41am
 
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