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September 25, 1987 - Image 101

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-25

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for minorities including
American Jewry.
By extraconstitutional
mentality I mean a set of
views held by officials at the
highest level as well as by or-
dinary citizens that values
ends over means, and subor-
dinates constitutional pro-
cedures and the rule of law to
the methods of a military
state, an authoritarian state,
a police state.

This mentality has led to
extra-constitutional conduct,
such as the initiation and pro-
secution of the Vietnam War
by four presidents,
Democratic and Republican,
without compliance with the
constitutional requirement of
a declaration of war; the com-
prehensive law-breaking by a
president that led to the adop-
tion of Articles of Impeach-
ment; the comprehensive
bipartisan denial, for several
decades, of civil liberties by
the procedures we know as
McCarthyism; and the
deployment by presidents
Nixon and Reagan of secret or
covert government to bypass
the Congress, the press, and
the public.
These four examples be-
speak measures that erode
the integrity of constitutional
processes and undermine the
public's confidence and trust
upon which the whole con-
stitutional structure is based.
The third proposition I
place before you is that far too
many Americans, and Amer-
ican minorities, including
American Jewry, appear not
to perceive or understand
that this extra-constitutional
mentality, as evidenced by
these examples, poses an
ominous and substantial
danger to the liberty and
security of the American peo-
ple, especial4y for all
minorities, including
American Jewry. -
As Jews, a people of the law,
a people of the book, of the
Ten Commandments and the
Torah, we have closely
studied conduct that is lawful
and not lawful, permissible
and not permissible. We have
spent several thousand years
being used and abused by
power and the law. People
with absolute power have
made us the classic subjects of
discrimination, segregation
or ghettoization, expulsion,
annihilation, and extermi-
nation.
We have learned the very
hard way that we have a bet-
ter chance at security and
liberty when our right to be
different is recognized by law
and respected. The right to be
different includes the right of
personal privacy, autonomy,
and self-government. It in-
cludes the personal freedoms

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