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January 11, 2014

LETTERS FOR JAN. 11, 2014: What are our laws coming to?

What an example our leaders in Washington have set for our country’s ethics, morality and integrity. I read an article concerning what to do about the unlawful and unconstitutional actions of the President. Some have called for impeachment, even though the Democrat-led Senate is not likely to impeach their party’s leader. Think about that for a moment. Do you suppose that was the intention of the framers when they wrote Article 1 section 3 of the U.S. Constitution? Is loyalty to one’s political party above all else really OK?

Consider the situation with the IRS. Testimony to the Congressional investigating committee has already established that the IRS targeted conservative and Christian groups disproportionately. The IRS official in charge took the protection of Fifth Amendment of the same Constitution that protects the people who were targeted.

Take the case of the NSA. The facts are that the director of national intelligence lied to Congress regarding the kind of data being collected by the NSA on ordinary Americans.

According to the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, individual people have the protective right against unreasonable search and seizure and that, “No Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons and things to be seized.”

The director of national intelligence has claimed he didn’t lie to Congress, he merely gave the “least untruthful” answer to Congress’ question (under oath). Is that the intent of our laws? Is it acceptable to you if a witness gives the jury the “least untruthful” response to a prosecutor’s questions?

Are the definitions of oath and sworn testimony merely evolving for our society? And is selective enforcement of our nation’s laws now acceptable to the majority of Americans?

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Goshen City Council member Dixie Robinson is asking residents to make an effort to clean up their yards this spring. The city’s Dial-A-Truck program is available to haul trash away. Do you think there are more unsightly properties in Goshen this year than five years ago?

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