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Domestic spying

I am concerned that our president has overstepped his authority. He has been “fear-mongering,” telling us that domestic spying is necessary to protect American citizens. Perhaps it is; however, no one is above the law – not even the president. A court order is needed to legally “spy” on individuals.

Our government was carefully thought out with checks and balances so no one leader of any political party could set himself or herself above the law. This is a potentially dangerous precedent that is being set. If this president believes he can place himself above the law, then any other president can do so, too. If this law can be violated with impunity, then what other laws may suffer the same fate?

So many of our constitutional rights seem to be threatened, all in the name of protecting the citizens of America. If one looks at the history of other nations, once liberties are lost they are indeed hard to reclaim – all in the name of “protection.”

At this point, I am not sure what I am protected from – it is certainly not from government infringement on the constitutional guarantees of privacy and harassment.

Diana Malley

North San Juan

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