Fear does not justify violating the Constitution

The Maui News recently produced stories about the commemoration of the imprisonment of American citizens and the interception and storage of citizen conversations.

Decades ago, our fellow citizens were stripped of their civil rights based on a fear that if not imprisoned they may cause mischief. Now our conversations are intercepted and stored to prevent future mischief.

Haven’t we learned that the fear does not justify the injury to our Constitution? We can be both safe and free.

John Murphy