Letter: Freedoms are vanishing

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Thomas Sowell is a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and it is gratifying that The Columbian has chosen to print his column. In March 14 letters, Joan Lewis (“Sowell’s rhetoric is malicious”) and Alice Cox (“Heed Sowell’s warning of danger”) submitted opposing comments on Sowell’s column of March 6 that indicated the 2012 election will determine the fate of the American way of life.

Was his column fact or fiction, “rubbish” or “clairvoyant”? The people of the United States are so complacent that most have not surmised that our freedoms and prosperity are in peril. I would suggest that all voters have a responsibility to separate fact from fiction before they cast a vote in November.

Read Mark Levin’s book “Liberty and Tyranny” to discover the true corruption of our federal Constitution because the United States is no longer a federal government. There is no separation of power between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government and states’ rights have vanished in the dust with the formation of a national government catering to an entitlement society.

Thomas E. Dent

Vancouver