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U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.): Our Rights Must Not Depend on Flawed Government Lists

Monday, July 18, 2016

As Americans, our Constitution and Bill of Rights guarantee us certain unalienable rights that are the foundation of a free society. Common sense dictates, however, that individuals who perpetrate acts of terror against their fellow citizens must necessarily forfeit some of those rights. But we as a society should be very hesitant to encroach on any American’s constitutional rights simply because their name shows up on some list of suspected wrongdoers.

Read the complete article: Office of U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.)


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