- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I would like to thank you for publishing Andrew P. Napolitano’s column, “A pact with the devil in Boston” (Commentary, April 26). We need to be reminded clearly and strongly that surrendering our liberty does not bring safety, unless it is the safety of prison.

As Americans, we should value and protect our liberty and the rule of law, on which it is based. That includes the presumption of innocence and due process for everyone. Mr. Napolitano eloquently describes the “pact with the devil” that we as a nation made in fear after Sept. 11, 2001. I hope those reading The Washington Times will carefully consider his words and recognize that it is time to reclaim our government and be a nation that upholds the Constitution and the rule of law. Our constitutional system works if we let it. Fear only brings us tyranny.

ANN LOIKOW

Washington, D.C.