Letter: Due process of law, other rights at risk

Published: Sunday, Jan. 13 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

In this Jan. 1, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama, right, and Vice President Joe Biden make a statement in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington.

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Many in the media have ignored how the Obama administration has ordered arrest and detention of our citizens without due process of law.

The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law this month, allows just that — violating rights protected by the First Amendment. A speech by Attorney General Eric Holder at Northwestern University on March 5 cements Obama's legacy as the president who pioneered secretive executions.

The ACLU responded: "Few things are as dangerous to American liberty as the proposition that our government should be able to kill our citizens anywhere in the world on the basis of legal standards and evidence that are never submitted to a court, either before or after the fact."

Now, the U.N. will target our Second Amendment right under the guise of a "small arms treaty."

Robert Dahlquist

Orange, Calif.

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