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CONSTITUTION: Concern for rights is inconsistent

Letter by Joshua B. Kilpatrick, Tacoma on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm with No Comments »
January 23, 2013 1:01 pm

Why is our respect for the Constitution only partisan deep?

Over the last 11 years, I’ve noticed that people only respect the Constitution when it fits their parties’ political motives. When the Patriot Act was passed, so many left-leaning citizens were outraged over the infringement of their constitutional rights to due process. After Barack Obama was elected, I didn’t hear a peep from the left about the National Defense Authorization Act, which is just as damaging to our rights as the Patriot Act, if not worse.

Then the folks on the right started preaching that the Affordable Care Act is an attack on their constitutional rights and now that their Second Amendment rights are in danger.

It only proves to me that people in this country don’t really have any respect for the Constitution until they’re told to by the people who control their party. I just hope people realize how important the Constitution is before it’s something kids in other countries study in history class since we allowed it to be destroyed in our country.

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