Follow the Constitution

October 11, 2013 

The "right to choose to abort."

The Declaration of Independence states that we are all created equal with certain unalienable rights, God-given rights that cannot be taken away. Because the framers recognized our creator, our "pursuit of happiness" was to be disciplined, virtuous and respectful to the creator who gave us those rights.

Life was first unalienable right acknowledged. Considering science has concluded that life begins at conception, to state liberals fought for the right to allow scissors to be jammed into a living skull then opened to enlarge the skull and have a suction catheter inserted to suck out the brains of that life, speaks volumes for letter writer Kevin Johnson's implied liberal noble superiority over conservatives. "Let them die"?

Johnson's recent letter involved issues, he contends, liberals have fought conservatives over. As a constitutional conservative, I can point to the Supreme Court's decisions in Dred Scott v. Sanford, Roe v. Wade and National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, as examples in which federalism treated with contempt the framers' intent of its powers.

Now Johnson, of his own free will, can at anytime assist the poor, be it actively or monetarily. However, I want him to provide where in the Constitution, the Federalist Papers or anywhere in the framers' personal writings, that constitutionally, the federal government has the authority to provide welfare for the poor. Also, where in those documents are the "wealthy" exempt from the same rights as other individuals?

Russell C. Fette

Collinsville

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