Letter: Washington puts itself above people
To the editor of THE EAGLE:
In reference to Joan Vennochi’s July 14 op-ed column about the Supreme Court ruling on Massachusetts buffer law to protect abortion clinics, I am not writing to defend or denounce abortion clinics. I am writing because I am upset with the Supreme Court’s decision.
It seems to me our Supreme Court and our elected representatives in Washington do not have to abide by the same laws they impose on the people. It is past time for American citizens to stand up and say no. We all need to reach out to our elected representatives and let them know we are tired of their pompous attitudes towards the American people.
The Supreme Court has said that having a buffer zone takes away free speech. Is it OK for people to harass, spit on and harm women but not OK for Americans to have free speech in or near the Supreme Court building. It’s not just the Supreme Court. When Scott Brown was elected to the Senate he sponsored a law preventing Congress from continuing to do insider trading. After Mr. Brown left office, Congress repealed that law. I believe that all elected officials must abide by the same laws that all American citizens do.
I was told that most people aren’t interested because they have a roof over their head and food on the table. That’s a sad commentary for our nation because month after month we lose rights and most people aren’t even aware of it. Eventually we will be living in a dictatorship if the American people cannot stand together and set things right.