To the editor:
Referencing Mr. Babcock’s letter of June 3 in response to Mr. Bond’s letter of May 29, I was greatly relieved by Mr. Babcock’s historical logic regarding our border definitions and their protection and his constitutional support of the U.S. chief executive’s legal responsibility to ensure that our laws are “faithfully executed.”
For a while there, I was distressed with the notion that, if we followed the premises of the May 29th letter, we would find ourselves obligated to return the original 13 colonies — including all those wonderful coastal lands from Maine down through Virginia — to England. As I recall our history, George Washington and “the boys” gave England a real tussle over that territory as well.
Now, isn’t it wonderfully American to be able to disagree publicly?