I have been biting my tongue since your last letter, Ms. Hamilton, but I let it go since others had already rebutted it. However, since you are still equating jailed Americans to the imprisoned migrants, allow me to clarify the significant differences between the two.
That was a very interesting column on our Constitution in the opinion section. I agree that the pocket Constitution is a good thing to carry around. Go right to the source! Don’t believe the interpretation of others. For our modern techies, there is no need to have it in your pocket, it’s right there on your phone. Use your search engine to go to https://usconstitution.net/const.html.
We have all heard the phrase “Greatest good for the greatest number” originally “The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.” Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). In any case, it is a good basis for all action. Unfortunately, we have lately seen a lot of action that seems to be the greatest good for the select, like increasingly regressive taxes.
I write this column because I think it’s important to make the case in support of constitutional liberty and to do that people need to better understand the Constitution. It’s meant to protect the individual in favor of limited government and yet government is more intrusive in our daily lives than ever before.