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President is violating Constitution


President Trump’s recent actions to deploy federal agents in American cities, against American citizens violate Article 1, Section 8 and Article 3, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States. When those agents appeared in uniforms with no agency or personal identification and apprehended a protester, shoving him into an unmarked vehicle without saying where they were taking him or why, they were in clear violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

The Fourth Amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated ...”

We know Trump admires the most tyrannical dictators in the world and has expressed a desire to have those same dictatorial powers. It should be frightening to anyone concerned with civil liberties, including the right to assemble, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right to petition the government as is granted in the First Amendment. Trump has declared himself to be “your law and order president” and thinks of himself as a “war time President.” He has called for the military to be deployed to “dominate” protesters. His acting director for Homeland Security said he is protecting federal property and indicated these agents will be deployed to other American cities. Despite congress being in session and no requests from the states, Trump feels free to violate several articles of the most sacred document this country has.

Can you imagine what he will do if he is re-elected? Conspiracy planners are suggesting the placement of federal troops in cities around the nation is part of “Plan B” in case he is not re-elected and attempts to stay in office. He is violating fundamental American laws and should be stopped.

Where are our representatives in congress? Their silence is deafening.

Richard A. Slone