To the Editor:

There appears to be interest in Connecticut to remove the death penalty in favor of the United Nations' law of life imprisonment without chance of parole.

On April 12, the Connecticut Judiciary Committee held a vote to repeal the death sentence.

There were 27 yea and 17 nay.

Thirty-four states have the death penalty.

Voting for life imprisonment over the death penalty would replace American law with that of the U.N.

I would vote no to protect our sovereign nation. The death sentence originated with we the people and it is, so be it, within the sovereignty of the United States.

Thomas Jefferson said, "every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle."

Our Founding Fathers removed British laws to establish a nation for the people with a constitution of principles sovereignty.

I believe there is no difference between 1776 English law and United Nations laws and programs that could infringe on American sovereignty today.

If one American law is replaced with a U.N./foreign global law, we could become subservient to a global ruler as we were prior to 1776.

High on the list to protect by the Founding Fathers were private property, individual thought and free enterprise.

"Government has no other end than the preservation of property" said John Locke.

Regarding eminent domain, government had the power, not the right, to purchase private property for public use necessity.

This American law was replaced quietly when the United States signed the United Nations Earth Summit Agenda 21 in 1992.

International law takes precedence. Enter now the United States Supreme Court decision on the Connecticut Kelo Case.

Private property can be taken for economic development. Five justices changed eminent domain; Americans own nothing.

Property and businesses are to be kept in name of owner, keeping them responsible for taxes and other expenses. However, control is in hands of community government.

The same can be said for "Obama Care."

John Adams said, "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God; and there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence."

Walter F. Heydt

New Milford