Nation’s leaders show blatant disregard for laws, soldiers’ rights

The American people are constantly reminded that anything is possible with this White House administration.

It has been reported that in an effort to curb hacking on government Web sites, the Pentagon has blocked certain internet service providers.

This has presented a problem for overseas voters wanting to cast ballots in the upcoming presidential election.

Many are complaining that their access to voting via the internet has been restricted because of this security measure.

As a country that claims to be superior in technological advancement, why are government Web sites still susceptible to hacking?

Although there are traditional means available (i.e., mailing in a ballot), this sort of sanction has voter disenfranchisement written all over it.

Whether the American citizens vote in favor of Democrats, Republicans or Independents, they certainly have a right to utilize whichever voting method they choose.

These ballots abroad are integral to this presidential election in light of the fact that many will come from service men and women and those living in other countries.

These are the people who have a firsthand view of which leader can successfully lead this country in an international effort.

Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft have completely forgone rights guaranteed to each citizen of this country by the Constitution.

In light of Kofi Annan’s recent remarks that the war in Iraq is illegal, Rumsfeld and Ashcroft are not the only members of this guilty party.

How is it that officials with such blatant disregard for the laws of this land and beyond can continue to be in control of this country?

At this point in time, we are amazed that a trial for the impeachment of President Bush has not yet been brought to the national forefront.