Letter — Richard Nixon is missing all the fun | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Letter — Richard Nixon is missing all the fun

So at what point do Americans wake up? When it’s too late? As of last week, with the Homeland Security Bill passing, we Americans lost some of our Constitutional rights. We now for the first time in the history of our government have enabled our mighty president to act as dictator. The Constitution was written to protect ourselves from any one power to take control. Not anymore! For the sake of national security, our homes can be searched without court order, phones tapped, our privacy completely obliterated. We can be arrested without the right of council or bail. Not that any one of us would want to challenge national security, but do we want to compromise our rights? If we question the government will we get thrown in jail or worse? As of yesterday, things like Watergate and Iran-Iraq Oliver North situations are not only not questionable, but legal. I always had the belief that we Americans were a super power because of intelligence. We have now proven our intelligence as extremely ignorant. History has also proven that some time or another we will have a president that will exercise these powers. Do we already have that president? So, now what do we do? Education is part of our solution, not putting our head in the sand. We need to talk plain English and forego the hyped up politics.

Let’s hear from the people. If we speak our minds, then we can make better decisions based on informative opinions and facts. It can only breed common sense!

Joan Pilar


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