Dear Sen Cornyn believe when I say that at this moment I’m finding it difficult to accord you the respect due a senator. You removed Civil and Human rights from your Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. This action, symbolic as it might be is astonishing, backward, regressive and idiotic. Our civil and human rights are NOT derived from the Constitution but the reverse. The Constitution merely elucidates A FEW of the rights we already possess. In a time where BOTH parties are justifiably concerned with civil and human rights to strip the name violates any lingering vestiges of trust that you have anyone’s interests at heart. I’m not sure this the result of a continually failing Texas educational system or some sort of deeper pathology. Do Civil and Human rights have no meaning for you? They can’t possibly, you deliberately mutilated the sub-committee to make exactly that point. When a world cries out for justice your response is our humanity is of no value? Our value to this country is meaningless?
This is the value of our Constitution: “Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it” — Justice Learned Hand
Throughout our long history the Constitution has never prevented us from doing great harm people. Do not place so much faith in the Constitution now that this blind inhuman adherence to your values will prevent you from using the Constitution as a weapon or from abusing vast numbers of peoples.