Letter: Emergency?

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To the Editor:

I urge everyone reading this to recall a little history. Augustus Caesar took power and ended the Roman Republic because of an "emergency." He was supposed to be a "temporary" dictator. The emergency lasted over 1,000 years. Adolf Hitler became "fuhrer" because he was granted temporary "emergency" powers. That lasted until millions of people, including Der Fuhrer, died.

The person in the White House is not entitled to cook up his own "emergency." He has openly declared his admiration for dictators around the world, and would like to join their company. Seizing "emergency powers" to ram through a policy that Congress will not support is tantamount to seizing dictatorial powers. It is unconstitutional. It threatens the very foundations of our country.

I urge everyone reading this to contact your representatives and senators and demand that this person's threatened action be stopped. Act while we still have the freedom and time to act! Protect our country!

Jan Kuniholm
Cheshire, Mass.



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