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Letters to the Editor

President failing to uphold Constitution

When I became a federal employee, I was required to take an oath that said I would support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. My husband took the same oath when he enlisted and subsequently re-enlisted in the Navy. It’s interesting to note that the president of the United States promises to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, but ironically is not required to promise to protect the Constitution from domestic or foreign enemies.

Maybe that’s why this president had no problem when he “made fun of U.S. allies South Korea, Japan and the European Union ... and talked about his love of dictators Kim Jung Un and the current ruler of Saudi Arabia” as reported by the New York Post, a Rupert Murdoch publication.

Maybe that’s why he cancelled joint military operations with South Korea so he could appease a dictator, Kim Jung Un, who rules over the worst human rights regime on the planet. Maybe that’s why this president ignored the findings of his intelligence agencies and accepted the word of the head of a hostile foreign power when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and why he is not taking steps to protect the 2020 election from foreign incursions. These are just a few examples of the times he failed to protect the Constitution, but then again, we must remember that he didn’t promise to protect the Constitution from foreign and domestic enemies.

My question to all veterans is this: After taking your oath and being willing to fight and die for your country, how can you even consider supporting this individual as commander-in-chief. And for my fellow federal retirees, didn’t you promise to protect our constitution from all enemies – so when are you going to start doing it?

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