Rosemary Potter: ‘Open violations’ of rights

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To the editor:

We have been bombarded with open violations of our U.S. Constitution by the highest officer of the land, President Barack Obama.

He delights in appointing czars and ruling by fiat to forward his agenda, even ignoring decisions of the judiciary.

Dismay and frustration are the order of the day for those of us who value the freedoms our Constitution guarantees.

Apparently, the mechanism for such guarantees is badly in

need of a swift kick. Our Congress, which is supposed to keep the president in line either cannot or will not.

So, what to do?

Here are two organizations which have a great track record of making inroads to arousing Congress and the public to action: The Heritage Foundation, a research and

report organization, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., right under the noses of our Congress.

They not only give the results of their research to Congress, but to us. You can Google them, and rejoice in what they have accomplished, and what they’re working on now.

The second organization is only two years old, but do they have a record of getting things done.

It is the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Their drive right now is to get out the conservative vote like they did in Wisconsin and New Jersey, where they had great and surprising victories.

They point out that President Obama won by eight million votes. Their goal is to register many more conservative voters — they estimate 18 million potential voters — who will be the deciding factor in November.

They have proven they can do it, and we can help them. It does much to alleviate the frustration.

The most effective means of alleviating dismay and frustration is found in scripture: Paul writes to Timothy, “First of all, then, I advise you that petitions, prayers, holy

requests and thanksgivings be made for all men; for kings and all that are in high places, that we may lead a peaceable and quiet life in all godliness and honor.” (I Timothy 2:1-2)

You don’t have to get on the net, only on your knees.

Rosemary Potter

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Comments

Michelle Hale 2 years, 9 months ago

Just so everyone know upfront. I am a democrat that is very upset over the choice of the signing of NDAA. HOWEVER....IT WAS NOT JUST OBAMA. It took 98 Senators to pass this....on both sides of the isle, and it attached the to Patriot Act that was put in place by Bush. Which was an outright slam against ALL OF OUR CONSTITUTION. What I am shocked about is the LACK of anyone calling, knowing, being upset, or doing a damn thing about it. Under our Colorado Laws, we can have our senators, congressmen and house reps removed (FIRED) because this goes against the "oath" they took. You know.......to serve and protect the constitution of the United States of America....?! Also everyone of the "teabaggers" also voted in favor of this. Now under this now law, every American who just has a finger pointed at him/her as a terroist can be taken from their home, and out of the country and HAVE NO DUE PROCESS....no rights. I don't care what side your on this is wrong. Its not THEM IN WASHINGTON....ITS US. Apathathy, complacent, and looking the other way is why we are here. ANYTIME you point a finger there are three more coming back at you. For this nation to make things right, we have to get past the BS of right and left and find that we CAN work in the middle with respect towards each other. No need for judgement (race, religion, or sexual orientation, or the right to choose, this is between who ever the person believes in that is theirs and theirs alone) However, due process of law belongs to all of us, as to the attempts to take away our free speech. How about a movment to remove everyone who voted on these? Stop just pointing fingers, and blame and get up and doing something about it!!! All of them!!! GOP, Teabaggers, and Democrat???

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Andrew Russo 2 years, 9 months ago

(Dismay and frustration are the order of the day for those of us who value the freedoms our Constitution guarantees.)

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”

You have no Constitutional right to vote, you have no Constitutional right to habeas corpus, there is no absolute Freedom of Speech or Press, the Constitution does not specifically mention a right to privacy, there is no clause of the Constitution that is called the "Separation of Powers Clause." This is because there is no one clause that says "separation of powers" or "checks and balances" or any other phrase that is used synonymously, there is absolutely no mention of political parties anywhere in the Constitution yet they rule this two party system. You have few "Constitutional Freedoms," the First Amendment doesn’t explicitly say Americans have the right to worship as they choose, speak as they wish or assemble peacefully. The amendment simply bars the government, i.e. Congress, from passing laws that would impinge on these rights.

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