Na­tion of laws

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

We ar­ro­gantly boast of be­ing a “na­tion of laws,” and that we fol­low the “rule of law.” Hardly. This is a na­tion with so many laws that we pick and choose which laws to en­force.

We al­low our courts to re­write our Con­sti­tu­tion. We al­low il­le­gals to openly break our laws. We al­low the hideous mur­der of ail­ing peo­ple and vi­able hu­man be­ings. The me­dia breaks our na­tional se­cu­rity laws. We al­low our of­fi­cials to break our laws. No one is held ac­count­able. Re­cently, mem­bers of Congress have con­temp­tu­ously vi­o­lated U.S. law by go­ing to Cuba and Syria, in­sin­u­at­ing them­selves as me­di­a­tors. Th­ese ac­tions are clear vi­o­la­tions of the Con­sti­tu­tion, to which they are “bound by Oath or Af­fir­ma­tion, to sup­port this Con­sti­tu­tion.”

To para­phrase Arlen Specter, as a high­rank­ing mem­ber of Congress, his opin­ion is as le­git­i­mate as the pres­i­dent’s, and he should be al­lowed a larger role in form­ing U.S. for­eign pol­icy.

Surely, as a high-rank­ing mem­ber of the Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee, he should know his del­e­ga­tion to Syria is in vi­o­la­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tion and the 1799 Logan Act. With usurp­ing RINOs like Mr. Specter and Sen. John McCain, I pre­dict a U.S. Par­lia­ment and a fig­ure­head pres­i­dent in our not too dis­tant fu­ture.

It was the me­dia’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to in­form us of th­ese vi­o­la­tions to the Con­sti­tu­tion and the Logan Act; in­stead they opted to con­sign the Amer­i­can peo­ple to ig­no­rance.

That’s hardly sur­pris­ing con­sid­er­ing the 2006 elec­tion year cov­er­age: 88 per­cent neg­a­tive for Repub­li­cans and 77 per­cent pos­i­tive for Democrats. Kim­berly A. Harnes Gabbs, Ne­vada

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