Anti SAFE Act float defends constitution, says Morristown man
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 6:58 am

To the Editor:

In response to “SAFE Act Has No Place In Memorial Day Parade:” apparently your thoughts on the Repeal the SAFE Act float in the Canton Memorial Day parade was not given a patriotic thought process.

Our fallen heroes died to protect our 2nd Amendment. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the men and women that lost their lives defending liberty and freedom. These men and women fought wars overseas to defend the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. They fought these wars overseas to avoid these wars from coming to our shores.

The war that is here on our shore now is being fought within. We the people are in the fight of our lives to put government in its place. We fight this fight to protect our freedom and liberty from a government that has forgotten its place. To stand idly by as politicians attempt to strip us of our constitutional rights, rights granted to us by God, is unpatriotic. We fight this fight here on our shores so the fight these brave men and women fought and died for on foreign shores was not in vain.

The SAFE Act is clearly unconstitutional and repeal is the only patriotic stand to take. Those we remember and salute on Memorial Day would approve of the Repeal the SAFE Act float!

Yes, it is crying shame we the people have allowed our government to know what is best for individual freedom and liberty. Our elected officials are creating a democracy out of our Republic. Those we have elected believe they know what is best for us. They have turned the tables on us. The shift from by and for the people has become by and for the government.

A democracy is mob rule and as history has shown a democracy always commits suicide. Our Republic guarantees the rights of the individual thus power to the people and a voice for the minority. Every time I hear an elected official refer to America as a democracy I shudder.

When the Constitution was created Ben Franklin was asked what kind of government we have; he replied “A Republic, ma’am, if you can keep it!”

We are in the process of losing our Republic. The only way to take it back is at the polls. We must flush the system of liberals, progressives, Marxist and, yes, even communist as these groups are all inside our government destroying the Republic from within.

If we do not begin the process of electing constitutional conservatives the only free country in the world will cease to exist. Again, it makes me shudder to think what may be coming if “We the People” fail to recognize this and allow the “Fundamental Transformation of America” to be completed.

It is time to put government in its place. Flush the system!

Trent Porter

Morristown