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Constitution almost extinct

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:05 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Responding to Nat Hentoff’s column (“In 2016, will enough of us vote for Constitution,” June 9), the answer is probably not.

Over half the voters have no idea and don’t care what is going on in the corrupt branches of their government. Our students are not being taught American history – why the country has a Constitutional Representative Republic, the importance of the separation of powers in our three branches of government and the rule of law. Set up by founders, with opposing views, to protect our liberties and freedoms. We the people.

What is most egregious and detrimental is the Fourth Estate, which also has been corrupted by money and power. America has “managed news” now, deciding when and what to report to the public.

Joseph Pulitzer said it very well: “A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself.”

America’s Constitution and its representative democracy are being corrupted out of existence.

Joan Huerth

Crystal Lake

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