Letter: Real threats to one’s rights out there in the public arena
High school civics class — at least when I was enrolled as a student in Dr. Don Pace’s government course in Murray, Ky. — taught me that the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land. I learned, too, that laws (international treaties; federal, state, and local laws) are not permitted to contradict this document.
Furthermore, I was taught that the way to change this supreme law of the land employs the use of a clearly-defined amending process.
Very real, tangible, in-writing threats to Constitution-recorded individual rights are now “out there” in the public arena, via subversive executive orders, subversive bureaucratic rule-making, and subversive Constitution-contradicting legislation. Without citing the specific instances, the following are the most prominent rights that are threatened: due process, freedom of religious practice, freedom of speech, and the right to keep and bear arms.
To address and reverse these rights, non-constitutional means are being used because the amending process is long and ponderous.
And, if this process were employed, virtually none of these attacks on Americans’ individual rights would succeed.