To the Editor: Limiting access to Latta violates rights of citizens
Written by Herb Dettmer   
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:48
Regarding the recent town hall meeting with Representative Bob Latta - for "security" reasons only five people were "allowed" to meet with "our" congressman. There were about 15 citizens present. But the Capital Police has restricted access to all our congressional representation. There were no Capital Police present in BG, only staff members "following orders". Since when do these absentee police have the authority to violate a citizens rights to talk to his congressman?  Examples were cited of the tragic shooting of Gabriel Giffords and not wanting a possible repeat of that. That was one isolated incident. Are we and our rights to be restricted every time there is an isolated incident in this country? If so, how long will it take to completely "neutralize" EVERYONE? It appears that every time there is an "incident" the liberal element tries to restrict everyone's rights, to pass a law to control - to regulate - any and all factors relating to that incident. Something to consider - Passing a law may make something "Legal", but it won't make it "Moral" or good. This is supposed to be a free country where every citizen has rights which are guaranteed by the Constitution.
Herb Dettmer
Bowling Green

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