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February 15, 2014

RAY DAY: Leave our constitutions alone

It seems to me we are always hearing about someone who wants to change the Constitution of our beloved United States of America. I just have to bring my thoughts out into the open and give some advice.

Whether you take it with a grain of salt, agree or disagree with me, that is a right you have under that Constitution. Remember, I am just an old man who grew up in the greatest country in the world, and God has blessed us many times for what we believe in and how we go about getting things done here in our country.

What I want to put on your plate of thought is this: If we keep trying to add or delete the things our forefathers gave us through the Constitution of the United States, one day that Constitution will lose its reason for being.

We need to stop playing with what got us here and go by the laws of the land as they have stood all these years. If you change one thing in our Constitution, you open the door for others who want to do some changes to benefit them — or God forbid, other factions that are destined to take us down like it is in those countries where dictatorship is rampant and people have no rights.

We need to let that great Constitution do its work and we, as a whole, will benefit from it.

Sure, there are many who would love to tear up that set of written rules. Sure, there are times when we think we know better than those great leaders who gave us a right to agree or disagree, but it is a binding set of laws that will keep us free.

One problem we have here in the greatest country in the world is that we let others sneak in and bring up amendments to that set of rules, without questioning who they are and why they want to change things.

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