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In defense of a resolution

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:

In response to Francine Singleton’s letter (Aspen Times, May 19), unwashed and subversive as I am, I had no idea that lending my support to the Bill Of Rights would lead my beloved country down the thorny path to its demise under the incompetent control of the United Nations.

Yes, I was in the forefront of the conspiratorial organizations that presented to the Carbondale Town Council a “Resolution in Defense of Citizens’ Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties.” This in the face of a Patriot Act, written before 9/11, by the by, that strips us of protections regarding speech, searches, seizures, privacy and assembly.

Decidedly, a woolly reaction on my part.

How could I not have put my trust in a document promulgated by the incomparable Attorney General Ashcroft and passed by all in Congress, none of whom had read its contents?

Sincerely, an unwashed and lurking mother of two, 40-year valley resident and past owner of several businesses and present properties.

Mabel Macdonald

Aspen and Glenwood Springs


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