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‘We the People’ meaning misused

In response to a letter to the editor on Jan. 28, I would like to enlighten the public on what the definition of “We the People” truly is, according to our Constitution.

As she states in her letter, “We the People” stands for the “masses” of the United States. However, she quickly makes a hypocrite of herself when she says that “We the People” are those who oppose the war on Saddam. According to her definition, I am not part of We the People because of my full support to take Saddam out of power.

What “We the People” really stands for is all the voices and opinions of the American people and that each individual is represented. To say that everyone opposes the war on Saddam is to say that everyone who opposes the war is supposedly a Democrat. She is clearly denying my right to be part of “We the People” by classifying only those who oppose the war to be “We the People.”

In my opinion, those who serve in the military are more “We the People” than anyone who rallies in opposition to a war that secures the freedom of everyone, including people like the letter writer.

Serena Digardi

Renton, Wash.

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