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I trust my Roane County brothers and sisters realize what a privilege it is to read the profound words of Gerald Largen each Friday morning in our newspaper.
I embrace Mr. Largen’s feelings about the signs that read, “SAVE AMERICA VOTE REPUBLICAN.”
I saw those signs many places in my travels. Mr. Largen, please be advised that there is a wonderful sign across East Race Street from our courthouse which reads, “SAVE THE CONSTITUTION.” How nice would that be.
Now to the real purpose of this letter. In 2000 the Supreme Court over- stepped its Constitutional bounds and elected George W. Bush our president.
The court had no right to do that. Many of their clerks (licensed lawyers) resigned their jobs because the justices had not followed their advice and overstepped the Constitution.
Recently, Mr. Largen has pointed out that the Supreme Court has decided that corporations do have a voice and a right to freedom of speech. That is totally mistaken again.
The only way we can remove this improper thinking is to remove the Republican interests on the Supreme Court.
They will always take care of big money interests. Judge Sandra Day O’Conner was appalled that the Supreme Court had suggested that corporations have a right to free speech.
She asked what would happen to our court system where judges run for office, if large corporations can donate big money to judges in order to buy their decisions.
We must, as the sign said, “SAVE THE CONSTITUTION.”
Don E. Matthews