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Someone must defend America

August 26, 2007

Re " 'Contempt' is the word," editorial, Aug. 22

I say amen to the editorial about a White House steeped in arrogance and mocking the very concept of checks and balances by constantly claiming executive privilege. When will someone in Congress get a spine and defend our Constitution by holding this administration accountable?

Lyn McQuerry

Dana Point


The statement in your editorial, "They have governed in secret, leveraged the politics of fear and mocked the very concept of checks and balance," deserves stronger words than "contempt" and "arrogance." It deserves words like "monarchical and authoritarian," "high crimes and misdemeanors" and "impeachment."

The precedents being set by President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for a presidency without constraint are a far greater threat to the American democracy than all of the terrorists combined.

Charles Finch

Huntington Beach

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