Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Read Dorworth’s timely column


I hope all your readers read Dick Dorworth's recent timely column. I've been astonished how few people I've talked to seem particularly alarmed by, or even aware of, the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law by Obama, and giving him—and any future president—(Sarah Palin? Joe the Plumber?) permission, for the first time in American history, to use the military to snatch and indefinitely imprison anyone anywhere in the world suspected of being, or perhaps even thinking of becoming, a terrorist.

This may even include peaceful demonstrators and protesters, and effectively suspends citizens' protection under habeas corpus. Shades of 1984?

Endless hours are devoted by the media to discussing vaginal ultrasounds. Couldn't they spare a few moments of prime time to warn the people that their most basic rights and protections are being "disappeared"?

Time to wake up and get informed—and I urge anyone who missed Dick Dorworth's article to find the March 28 paper and read it.

DIANA FASSINO

Ketchum




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