Our country is falling prey to terror organizations

Re: Today’s America vs. U.S. Constitution

Opening the newspaper or reviewing the news on the Internet or even listening to the news on the television shows how this country is falling prey to organizations such as ISIS.

With the onslaught of disrespect against the president of the United States; with issues of illegal immigration, both the people of this country and our local governmental officials are causing this country to fall prey to internal destruction.

Local officials complain that the state places too many mandates upon them, but fail to realize that the very people who voted them in office are demanding more services. Instead of finding ways to pay for the required mandates, they fight the state government in court using the very money that could have providing the mandates.

What is the sense of having a federal government if the state or local governments refuse to comply with federal law, the U.S. Constitution Article 6 (2) states: “This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, shall be the supreme law of the land.

This is news to me because nobody either can read or understands what that means.

The 14th Amendment states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”

It goes on to state the rights the citizens have, illegal immigrants are not citizens of the United States and are entitled to any rights provided to U.S. citizens.

The president and the federal government has the right to deport, arrest, or detain illegal immigrants; Governor Cuomo has no right to interfere with the federal government he must comply — he took an oath do so.

Maybe the United States should do the same thing U.S.S.R. did, break up into many smaller countries, this way people can form their governments, make their own laws and support themselves and become a third world country like they want.

The United States Constitution gives people the right of freedom of speech but it does not provide them the right to disrespect.

Just think, the U.S. Supreme Court gave me the right not to Pledge Allegiance to our flag, provides to me the right not to fight for my country, and also provides me the right to sit back and watch you die in a car crash if I’m not a doctor, do you feel safer with these rights?

Who’s watching your back, not me. I have the right not to.

DOUGLAS E. KAMPFER

Mayfield