We’re not free

To the editor:

I have to ask why so many are so patriotic when it comes to fireworks, which signaled our independence! I also ask where these patriots are now? Our government has taken people from our country and sent them oversees for torture – waterboarding which simulates drowning. This is called rendition and is approved by Congress, Senate and president. We will have unmanned drones patrol over U.S. soil, The NSA has been unlawfully collecting information on all USA citizens via the Internet, cell phones and all landlines. I forgot to mention that the NSA has been spying on all countries. How can we celebrate a free country like this? We are not free but controlled!

James G. LaVair

Tupper Lake