Letters to the Editor

Fast Focus: Personal freedoms

The framers of our Constitution did not speak directly to the "right of privacy." However, because of our impervious desire for personal freedoms, our Supreme Court has ruled time and again in favor of personal freedom as opposed to allowing the government into our privacy.

I believe most Americans feel that if we are faced with a national or even a regional threat, the government should have the authority to use clandestine tactics to preserve the integrity of the nation. But when the government infringes on our privacy for political or subversive ideologies, then the head of the snake needs to be severed.

-- Dave Lee, Kennewick