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I prefer our Constitution just the way it is

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Bonnie McGuire

Maw Campbell's (March 29) political musings in her guest column about the John Birch Society are more political oompah to silence those who disagree. Heidi Hall also did the same thing to put Sheriff Keith Royal down for respecting our Constitution and Bill of Rights he swore an oath of trust to uphold. Most older local yokels knew about the JBS. Heidi said the society was a "formerly virulently racist group." I don't recall that being true because, like Republican President Abraham Lincoln, Jewell Reynolds was an avid supporter of our Constitution and bill of human rights. Isn't freedom of speech wonderful?

Ms. Hall recommended a history lesson regarding the John Birch society being virulently racist, while praising the United Nations and WHO refugee assistance programs. The World Health Organization probably helps many people, but there's another side. During an event in Memphis, Islam leader Louis Farrakhan commented that H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine was developed to kill people. "The Earth can't take 6.5 billion people. We just can't feed that many. So what are you going to do? Kill as many as you can. We have to develop a science that kills them and makes it look as though they died from some disease?" Some who were vaccinated suffered Guillain–Barré syndrome side effects. Was Farrakhan also thinking about Africa's experience with the WHO last century?

In September 1987, during a conference sponsored by the National Health Federation in Monrovia, Calif., Dr. William Campbell Douglass bluntly blamed the World Health Organization for murdering Africans with the AIDS virus. He accused the organization of encouraging virologists and molecular biologists to "combine the deadly bovine leukemia virus and sheep visna virus and inject them into human tissue cultures to make an immunosuppressive hybrid virus that selectively destroys the T-cell system of man, an Acquired Immune Deficiency" (WHO bulletin Vol. 47, p. 259, 1972). If you destroy the T-cell system of man, you destroy man.

In his 1989 book, "AIDS: The End of Civilization," Douglass said that during 1972, the WHO laced the smallpox vaccines with the new virus used in Africa, Haiti, Brazil and Japan. He claimed "the virologists of the world, the sorcerers who brought us this ghastly plague, and have formed a united front in denying that the virus was laboratory-made from known, lethal animal viruses. The scientific party line is that a monkey in Africa with AIDS bit a native on the butt. The native then went to town and gave it to a prostitute who gave it to a local banker who gave it to his wife and three girl friends, and wham — 75 million people became infected with AIDS in Africa. An entirely preposterous story."

History abounds with well-intentioned tyrants creating their version of Utopia by killing those who disagree with them.

Unbelievable! Yet, during 1977, I was enrolled in a local writers publishing class with many interesting people, including genetic engineer Donald Waldemar Johnson, who later wrote "Genetic Engineering: Ultimate Tragedy For Life," a two-part article in Western Slopes Connection (Feb. 14-27, 1978) stating his concerns that they were working on deadly virus for which there were no cures. "Genetic engineering promises benefits so profound and hazards so grave … and on either hand, so speculative … that another burgeoning controversy is inevitable … Opponents of recombinant DNA technology are denigrated for being concerned about negligible dangers." Following that, the AIDS virus made headlines in America.

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When human rights advocates wanted the United Nations to investigate terrible atrocities in Africa, the UN reported that it was merely ethnic cleansing. Killing Jews in Nazi Germany was called genocide. In his book "Out of America," Keith Richburg relates his experiences in Africa where he was the Africa bureau chief for the Washington Post based in Nairobi. He traveled from Rwanda to Zaire, reporting on wars, famines, mass murders and corruption of African politics. Horrific, virulent genocide.

In Svetlana Stalin's 1967 book "Twenty Letters to a Friend," she says her Soviet Union father Joseph Stalin, was terrified of doctors because he used them to kill his enemies. According to her, they also did away with him and her husband.

History abounds with well-intentioned tyrants creating their version of Utopia by killing those who disagree with them. Now we have unmanned, computer-controlled aerial drones killing Utopia's enemies. Pakistan's Rehman Malik stated, "A few militants are killed, but the majority of victims are innocent citizens." The Geneva convention's Article 13-Protocol II considers this an illegal war crime.

Can we trust a huge robot government that dictates what's best for us?

Like Abe Lincoln … I prefer our Constitution's laws and bill of rights … protecting ordinary people seeking a happy life.

Bonnie McGuire lives in Nevada City.

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