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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Citizens of Westmoreland County should be grateful that Democrat Tom Balya is no longer forming county policy, especially in light of his view of the recent IRS scandal. What's “dragging this society down,” as stated in his letter about the IRS, “Just doing its job” (June 9 and TribLIVE.com), is complete disregard for and/or total lack of understanding of our Constitution.

We should applaud the IRS for targeting groups of a particular political persuasion? Mr. Balya, how did you react during the Nixon administration's disregard for the laws of our country? Or does the Constitution go out the window only during Democrat administrations?

Hypocritical? Partisan? Try reading up on the First, Fourth and 10th amendments. That pesky 10th Amendment — limiting the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution — seems to always get in the way of a committed progressive.

Citizens of Westmoreland County and of the USA, ask yourselves whether we need more politicians who espouse views similar to Balya's, or more who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

Tim McGuire

Hempfield

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