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Patriot’s duty to expose corruption

Dear Editor,

During the Nazi war crimes tribunal, Hermann Goering said regarding Hitler’s success in popularizing war: “The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”

Under Hitler’s homeland security program, German citizens were asked to turn their neighbors in for unpatriotic attitudes. So the dissidents, the people who might have prevented Hitler’s horrendous crimes, were rounded up by the SS and never seen again.



Is that what Mr. Marshall had in mind when he said some opinions should be kept under wraps? Luckily, I still have the right to criticize the government … at least until the Patriot Act II is passed and fascism gains another foothold.

The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights were created to protect American citizens against the misuse of power by corrupt individuals in government. Because I love America and cherish my rights, I will continue my duty as a patriot to expose government corruption, and work to restore the integrity of our great nation.



Abraham Lincoln said, “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.”

I wonder what Mr. Lincoln would have to say about Mr. Marshall’s “Love it or Leave it” attitude.

Sue Gray

Carbondale


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