Letter to the editor
April 8, 2011
To the editor:
During the recent trial of Jim Wilde, a whole lot of time and testing was spent to determine who pointed a gun at who, who cussed at who, who set the anchor and who restrained the family dog during the mad ruckus.
Pointing a finger at each other does not solve a potentially deadly situation that has developed regarding Gestapo tactics of overly zealous federal storm troopers who serve in blind obedience to their fuhrer in Washington, D.C.
Therein lies the whole problem. Why are the feds on state waters using cold-blooded force upon decent citizens who permanently live here? What does it accomplish to force a frail elderly woman to sit in the family boat with her hands up while her unarmed husband is manhandled and handcuffed on the beach?
Our old reliable U.S. Senate champion is gone, but not forgotten. The full burden now rests upon our remaining congressional staff to permanently put an end to this federal atrocity.
Turnabout is fair play. I say we get a boatload of off-season Pittsburgh Steelers to float down the river and see who knocks the snot out of who. The loser gets a one-way ticket to Somalia to patrol the pirate-infested waters and practice their brutality skills where it is needed.