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Citizens as a commodity

By Garrett Collins


March 17, 2015
Tuesday PM

Letter to the Editor:

How can a system of criminal citation or taxation be supported by the First Amendment if we lose our rights to civil life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the process?

It is unconstitutional for people to lose their freedom and become indebted just so departments can generate revenue and fill their budgetary shortfalls.

Has any one ever heard of racketeering and extortion?

What we need most from our people is more respect for each other because nothing is right about criminalizing human behavior.

When will authorities realize we are more than a commodity?

Profits should never come before progress, and we should be free from class systems and divisions.

Garrett Collins
Orange City, Florida


Received March 08, 2015 - Published March 17, 2015



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