In a Dec. 2 cartoon by Lisa Benson, the sign says, "You are now leaving the U.S.A." In my opinion, there is no U.S. to leave anymore.

Many people take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, but they decide which laws they will obey and which they will cast to the wind. There appears to be no one in the federal government with the courage or fortitude to face this situation, and bring states into compliance.

If this country should truly perish, as have other great civilizations of the past, I would hate to be living any place in what's left of the world.

 Ken Morgester

Warwick