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We need a president who understands the Constitution of the United States

I am inclined to believe that President Bush has not read the Constitution of the United States.

When the president of the United States says the world peace demonstrations this past weekend were irrelevant, he fails to understand that in a democracy the people do matter.

This president has taken it upon himself to rule this country as if it were not a democracy and he is the sole ruler without accountability.

He disregards the court of law when alleged terrorists are captured and whisked away so an attorney cannot get to them. The alleged terrorist is denied an individual’s basic right to a fair trial.

He disregards the separation of church and state embodied in the First Amendment of the Constitution by going around Congress and implementing his faith-based initiative with an executive order.

His first order of business was to provide nearly $400,000 to Jerry Falwell.

He disregards the fact the majority of the people are against school vouchers funded by taxpayers’ money for tuition for low-income children to attend private schools – code words for religious schools. Again, this is a violation of the separation of church and state.

He disregards the fact the majority of the people are for women’s choice. So he nominates judges who will overturn Roe v. Wade.

He disregards the fact most people are against the war with Iraq, at least until the war with al-Qaida is won or under control. The president continually tries to make his case for a pre-emptive strike against Iraq when such action goes against the history of this country.

Regardless of the results, it will change the image of this country as an aggressor superpower that cannot be trusted to keep the peace – a far departure from what our country has stood for and been admired for throughout the world.

Mr. President, please remember you are not a dictator; you are a leader of a free country, and the people do matter.

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