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The North Providence Breeze 11-26-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 3, 2019 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 11 Tabella: DEM and RISPCA have no business jeopardizing Fourth Amendment Imagine the R.I. state veterinarian and the RISPCA demanding to enter your home without a search warrant and if you denied them access being fined $350 per day until they obtained a search warrant. The legislation was House Bill No. 5297 introduced in the last General Assembly session that would have taken your Fourth Amendment rights away. Opposing the legislation was the Defenders of Animals, Inc., and the Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union. The R.I. ACLU stated: "We do not believe the General Assembly can give the DEM, much less a private entity, the power to enter people's homes based on a written complaint raising a vague concern about an ani- mal's care or welfare." Moreover, the legislation was dis- guised as an attempt to target unli- censed rescuers; however, the wording included "any person who renders a service to any animal." The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution was added as part of the Bill of Rights on Dec. 15, 1791. It deals with protecting people from the searching of their homes and private property without properly executed search warrants. The R.I. DEM and the RISPCA have no business taking that protection away nor should elected officials ever again consider such a proposal. DENNIS TABELLA Director of Defenders of Animals, Inc. Corruption is everywhere in R.I. - and noticed in far-away places While visiting my son in Arizona, the Arizona Republic newspaper printed a front page story with the headline, "State pays fortune for private stor- age." A major point of contention between the former and present Secretary of State is a deal for many years under a contract awarded with- out competition. I read about loopholes in purchasing requirements and hearing the same language that little Rhody hears much too frequently from our so-called lead- ers in government. The article basi- cally quoted the deal would prove to be a win-win and that ensures better service, etc., etc. Yes, it happens in other places, but it certainly is not refreshing to know that. It just serves as a reminder that the elected officials must have an expi- ration date for holding office. Be an informed voter. JORDAN W. HOROWITZ North Providence Cervone: Impeachment hearings are a circus led by 'cretins' As the circus sideshow contin- ues with the Democrats and their impeachment witch hunt, more of their own corruption, lies and hate are sure to be exposed. We all know that our leadership express runs on lies, misdirection, cover-ups and extorting monetary resources from its citizens any way possible. If anyone tried to inject ethics and honesty into this system it would collapse like a house of cards. And look at the individuals that they are presenting the country with for the 2020 elections. Have you ever seen a more disgraceful group of individuals in your life? Would any normal think- ing American invite any of these syco- phants into their home? I doubt that very much. These people want nothing more than to destroy our way of life, destroy the Constitution, take away our free- doms and plunge us into abject pov- erty and misery while they reap the benefits of their position and will do their best to obtain more power and money from the true Americans left in this country. Are we normal thinking Americans going to let them get away with this or are we finally going to let them know what we think of them in 2020? God help us all if these cretins obtain more power and control over us. JOHN CERVONE North Providence Lorenz: Impeachment efforts unfounded After three years of effort by the Democrats to remove the Republican president of the United States, the basis for those efforts was exposed as being totally unfounded. Their lat- est venture is to base their impeach- ment inquiry on a phone call with the Ukrainian president. A phone call President Velodymyr Zelensky has publicly stated, several times, did not include a quid pro quo. The Democrats' stated purpose is to exercise their Constitutional obliga- tion. When indeed, it would appear as if they wish to placate Hillary Clinton so she doesn't run again (a looming disaster the Democrat Party wishes to avoid), as well as, overturn the 2016 election and disenfranchise the 63 million Americans who voted for the president. Constitutional obligation? ... Not so fast. The entire impeachment inquiry smacks of a partisan, political probe. A "witch hunt." The intelligence communities' inspector general stated that the basis of the inquiry ... an account of the phone call by a secondhand, unidenti- fied whistleblower could have an argu- ably political bias. The Democrats' initial hearings were in secret, while denying Republican committee members full participa- tion. Now the whistleblower is will- ing to answer written questions from Republicans and bypass Democrat committee chairman Adam Schiff. Very interesting. And, more revelations will be forthcoming, but with a twist for the overzealous Democrat leadership. Be mindful that truth has another calling. That charges of sedition and treason will ring throughout the land. And all the evildoers who are attempting a coup d'état, of our presidency and Constitutional Republic, will find their way in front of the docket. It's going to get a bit crowded. JOE LORENZ Portsmouth Member, R.I. 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