The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 20, 2009

ZACHARY HUBBARD | Confessions of a right-wing extremist


These states may be joined by Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Nevada and Maine.

According to the center, even the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may join the rebellion.

Those serving on Capitol Hill need to understand that a lot of citizens have grown weary of Congress enacting legislation that erodes states rights.

Napolitano and her merry men have apparently forgotten that the U.S. Constitution gives citizens the right to voice non-violent dissent against the government. Such dissent does not make any individual or group extremist, whether rightwing or leftwing. It simply makes them Americans.

Dissent is one of the characteristics that have made our nation unique in the world. Open dissent against the government, such as exists freely in America, is something that despots around the globe simply can’t comprehend.

Apparently, some of the despots on Capitol Hill can’t comprehend it either. Napolitano should do us all a favor and submit her resignation.

God bless Texas!

Zachary Hubbard is a retired Army officer and freelance writer residing in Upper Yoder Township. He is a member of the Tribune Democrat Readership Advisory Committee.

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