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To the editor:
Citizens For Justice is making this public plea to
Logan County Board members to vote "no" regarding the announced
changes that we believe burden and restrict both free speech and the
issue of background checks of "we the people."
The First Amendment demands that freedom of speech not be
abridged, meaning it must not be restricted. The changes outlined by
the Logan County Board violate this First Amendment of our Bill of
Rights. The Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches;
that includes privacy, per the U. S. Supreme Court.
Our Bill of Rights demands that government must not violate these
rights, and government also has the responsibility to uphold these
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The will of the people is supposed to govern what is the law of
the people. These two new county board rules fail this test also.
Citizens For Justice believes that in the cause of freedom we
all must battle for the rights of people with whom we may not agree
and whom, in many cases, we may not like, because if we do not
defend their rights, we endanger our own.
We also believe that none of us has a corner on all of the good
ideas. We believe it would be wise for the county board to encourage
local residents' comments and ideas, because even a broken clock is
right twice a day.
Citizens For Justice, Inc.
Lester C. Van Bibber III
January 29, 2010]
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