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Tyranny of the men (and women) in black

Last week we witnessed another ominous crack in our nation's democratic foundation, led by liberal activist Supreme Court justices in black robes. With their recent decisions upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the court has again disenfranchised the voice of the American people and thrown under the bus every state legislative body in the U.S.

Supreme Court justices are unelected and appointed for life. They do not have to be held accountable to the American people. They are sworn uphold the Constitution, but in those decisions they exercised a judicial tyranny by inventing new meanings for the English language and twisting the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments' clear understanding into something a Las Vegas magician would appreciate.

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Next year's presidential election will mark a watershed for the survival of the American idea. The last seven years were evidence enough that we need a strong, decisive president who will support our Constitution, not tear it down by decree, and who can build a strong economy, not sell it on the cheap by exporting our manufacturing.

We need someone who can tell the truth, not hide behind political rhetoric to advance an agenda; someone who can reckon with our enemies and allies as their worst nightmare or their strongest friend, someone who knows the difference between individual exceptionalism and governmental dependence, someone who is a joiner not a divider and who has an abiding faith that each American can seek equal opportunity, freedom and achieve prosperity according to their ability.

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We have a chance to better our future and those of our children in 17 months by voting. Immigrants came to American to seek a better life, not EBT cards. They came to improve their economic means, not stand in line for whatever goodie they can get from government handouts. They came to rid themselves of tyranny and poverty, not to be ensnared in social experiments that promote dependence and governmental bullying. How has the past seven years brought us closer to realize that American Dream?

Almost 100 years ago, women got the right to vote. The 1965 Voting Rights Act prohibited racial discrimination at the ballot box, and for the past 50 years our congressional leaders have made numerous amendments to the act so that others could participate equally in our sacred process.

With the Supreme Court's judicial abuse and subversion of its constitutional mandate beyond their constitutional authority, why vote? If a group of nine men and women can bypass our country's fundamental founding freedoms of democracy, we are in serious trouble.

Anthony Lambros, Fallston


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