• Rights continue to fade away
    July 05,2014
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    As you all know, we are celebrating the Fourth of July, the anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. Many Americans are out and about, having cookouts, setting off fireworks and enjoying their lives.

    But as much as Iíd like to wave a flag and have a grand olí time. I know that the land of the free has taken many steps in the wrong direction. In 2012 President Barack Obama signed into law the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). This act gave the U.S. government the right to indefinitely detain any U.S. citizen without trial, forever.

    And even scarier, they donít even need to tell people that you have been taken. This is an egregious violation of our rights. President Obama pledged to shut down Gitmo, to repeal the Patriot Act, to pull us from Iraq. And he has barely achieved one.

    And, as you know if you watch the news, troops are being sent back. So wave your flags and set off your fireworks. Your rights continue to slip away.

    CONNOR ROSE

    Cavendish
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