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Supreme law of U.S. trampled

Karl Meyers Auburn

The Constitution of the United States separates the federal government into three distinct branches and provides a system of “checks and balances” that is “supposed” to prevent any one branch of government from accumulating excessive power.

The executive branch, by using executive orders and emergency interim agency regulations as its tools of choice for combating terrorism, has deliberately chosen methodologies that are largely outside the purview of both the legislative and the judiciary.

These executive orders and agency regulations violate the U.S. Constitution. As a result, the war on terror is largely being conducted by executive fiat, and the constitutional guarantees of both citizens and noncitizens alike have been seriously compromised.

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the government’s actions has been its attack on the Bill of Rights, the very cornerstone of our republic. The result of all of these actions has been the deliberate, persistent, and unnecessary erosion of the basic rights that protect every citizen and non-citizen in the United States.

A free society demands the rule of law. This act is a failure by our government to be accountable to the people.


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