Letter to the Editor

US Constitution died

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Feb. 5, 2020, the day the U.S. Constitution died. Now that Article One has been nullified because the GOP refused to defend the constitution (not to mention their own power as an equal branch of government), Article Three is up next resulting in the complete and irreversible destruction of America.

Any action by a president, even if illegal, is now acceptable. Elections can be corrupted through direct invite or even suspended. Martial law can be enacted in a minute. War can commence on a whim with any country. There’s already been bans involving media/free speech (there goes the First Amendment and it won’t be the last one if you get my drift). Opposition can be investigated/arrested by presidential fiat. All social safety nets are being eliminated in real time. Yes, even Social Security and Medicare are on the chopping block following in the footsteps of Medicaid. Right this minute, the White House is in a legal fight to fully repeal the ACA including protection for preexisting conditions. No matter the lies told to you. Just look it up. You most likely voted for it.

All this and more now without any representation by the senate or house for American citizens allowed. A DOJ rule states a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime. Any. Crime. Think about that. Not any crime no matter how big or how small. The feeble logic was the replacement solution for that rule was impeachment. Another lie. There is now no action that qualifies for removal, no matter how illegal or damaging to our elections that are core to our freedom.

How can elections be a solution when those running are actively corrupting them for their own benefit with the GOP’s blessing? Foreign governments are welcome to flood the media with influence and lies and buy the candidates with cash. What once was done under cover by the Russians in 2016 is not only allowed in the open but encouraged! Putin can very well be the only vote that elects the president from now on. GOP senators and representatives have publicly admitted that a crime was committed and proven. They. Just. Don’t. Care.

That validates my view that their allegiance, intelligence and morals are in question because of their support for traitor trump. Their complicity in taking down the United States of America will be tied to their legacy … forever and ever and ever. And you and I were here to live through it. I care. Do you? How will you explain this to your grandkids when they ask why did the USA die and why didn’t you try to save it? The Senate majority represents a minority of Americans and traitor trump was elected by a minority of Americans. That’s not American to me. The only solution is to overwhelm the polls Nov. 3 to counteract the GOP cheating and endorsed corruption of elections by voting Democratic at every level. No more “I’ve got mine, screw you” or “every man for himself” attitudes. No more relying on the fickle and charitable whims of the rich and corporations as a solution for everything. If you want to live in a healthy, educated, productive, caring society that offers opportunity and sets the example for the rest of the world then you need to vote for and support those working for that goal best expressed below.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

— Diane Smith, Spencer