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January 15, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTERS — For Jan. 15

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"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive."  Apostle Paul, Acts 20:35

— Dotty Fields, chairwoman, Community Needs Ministries

Reader concerned about executive orders

Let me visit the U.S. Constitution. The 2nd Amendment states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

I do not see what is so hard to understand about it. The meaning of infringed; infringed past participle, past tense of infringe (Verb):

1. Actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.): “infringe a copyright.”

2. Act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on: “infringe on his privacy.”

So it says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be limited.

What is our congressman doing to prevent the passage of an executive order related to gun control? What are they doing to uphold their oath of office? We have a president that is threatening ordering laws to be written and rewritten. Nothing is being done to prevent this.

The constitution does not even give the president the power to issue executive orders, let alone to legislate unilaterally. Alteration of our constitutional rights cannot be made without an amendment to the Constitution.

Please ask Todd Young to uphold his oath of office. Do not allow the U.S. Constitution to become obsolete. Without it, Congress is obsolete. We are obsolete.

— Kathy Heil, Elizabeth

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