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Letter: Rights for all

Millions of us, as members of the armed forces, took an oath and risked our lives to “protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.” We didn’t pick and choose which amendments or rights we would defend. We stood for all rights of everyone. We didn’t choose to defend those rights only for conservatives or liberals or anyone else. We stood up for all American citizens.

It is long past time the politicians, regardless of party affiliation, stood up for the rights of all citizens as constitutionally enumerated, not just the ones they agree with.

If they lack the honor, principles, ethics or morals to live up to their oaths of office, it is time for them to step aside and return the nation to its rightful owners: we the people!

Michael Galvis

Woody Creek

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