Most news media focus exclusively on the conservative versus liberal rift in the Republican Party and ignore Democrats who stand with and for the Constitution. That’s not fair.

There are constitutionalists and anti-constitutionalists in each major political party. The constitutionalists want the government and government officials to obey our Constitution. Everyone else just wants something from government: power, contracts, privileges, subsidies, money, laws or regulations that favor them, etc.

The constitutionalists may come from different perspectives, but they share the common value of respecting our Constitution and everyone’s constitutional rights. This respect is the glue that holds our society together. Without it, no one would have any rights because the powerful interests would rule without limitations.

I am a Democrat who respects our Constitution. In the past, I have held positions in the American Civil Liberties Union, the Democratic Party of Indiana, and as a labor union organizing point man.

The lack of respect for our Constitution and everyone’s constitutional rights by Obama, his administration, and Democrats who support Obamacare really bothers me. Defending Obama for his use of the I.R.S. to attack his political enemies and his use of the National Security Agency to spy on reporters in order to chill criticism of the President smacks of fascism.

I am sure that there are other Democrats like me. But, the news media doesn’t want to report about us. That might cause more voters to realize how the elitists in the federal government are trashing everyone’s constitutional rights.

Woodrow Wilcox
Griffith, Indiana