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Dear editor,

I am a retired deputy sheriff and a proponent of human rights, The rights I wish to protect include my own “inalienable rights”, those granted by God, and only enumerated by law. The United States is not a democracy. It is a Constitutional Republic. One of the most critical components of our form of government is the electoral college, which keeps the wolves (cities and population dense states) from decimating the sheep (fly over states). Another key component is the constitution, and its amendments, which I believe were written in order of importance. Free speech is paramount, followed immediately by the “Right to Bear Arms” which allows free citizens to remain free and express their opinions. Taking away free speech, by labeling it as “Hate speech,” and limiting the availability of modern, significantly equivalent armaments to those the government would have, to regular citizens, is by definition, unconstitutional.

Robin Blomberg

Danbury