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Letter: Dismantling of our heritage

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I'm sure most of you know that the Obama administration sued Arizona over its immigration law (which is much less stringent than our federal immigration law). Under the Arizona law, you cannot stop anyone and ask for identification unless they have committed a crime or violated some law. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder admitted on TV he had not even read the law when he filed the lawsuit and claimed it would lead to profiling. (I guess they don't read laws or bills anymore!)

But even worse than that, on Aug. 20, the Obama administration submitted a 29-page document called the "Universal Periodic Review" to the United Nations Human Rights Council, outlining a laundry list of human rights abuses allegedly committed by the U.S. Included in this laundry list of abuses is Arizona's immigration law. So now, instead of our government deciding what should be done with the Arizona law, it will be decided by the United Nations Council whose members include such wonderful human rights champions as Cuba and Libya.

The submission of the UPR is the first step in the United Nations review process, which will culminate with the issuance of a plan of action from a panel of U.N. bureaucrats (America haters). At that point, the U.S. would be expected to "voluntarily" comply with the panel's recommendations. But as the U.N. Human Rights Council states on its website: "The Human Rights Council will decide on the measures it would need to take in case of persistent non-cooperation by a state."

Will all future laws that Obama opposes be sent to the United Nations for review? Do you want our government run by "we the people" or do you want our government run by corrupt bureaucrats at the United Nations? It's time to make a decision because the Obama administration is taking our government and our country apart piece by piece!

Pat Nokleby

Paynesville

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