Letter: Tyranny must come to an end

This is in response to Mr. Jack Morgan's letter to the editor on Oct. 17.

First, I want to thank you for writing a letter to the editor. It is nice to see that someone with such a passion for a cause is willing to take the time to communicate their opinion to highlight some of the issues in our community. There are many that will just sit and complain about certain problems, and not take the opportunity to bring the issue up as a topic of conversation and debate.

Second, I support your right to free speech. You have the God-given right to voice your opinion, and to support your view, and your side of an argument, with whichever types of fact or concrete evidence as you see fit.

Of course, you have to be prepared for the other side of the argument, and support their God-given right to free speech as well, and take into account the opposing side's information and facts.

This brings me to my third point: I tend to disagree with you that the person who attempted to bring a pitchfork into the county building was an "idiot." Sir, I am on the Dean's List at Mohave Community College with an outstanding grade point average. I am also president of the Economics and Political Club at MCC. I have written letters to the editor about certain economic and political issues such as the banking system, international monetary policies, currencies, lending, and finance. I am also a supervisor for a global corporation. In addition to this, I am president of the Whistle Stop Railroad Club, which held a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels, where we raised over $300 for feeding the elderly and homebound. I fix my own car and repair my own home; I often help others when they are in need and I'm a darn good Scrabble player!

And finally, while I disagree with your perception of my actions, I wholeheartedly agree with you on the elitist attitudes of our elected officials, the wasteful spending, the new cars, the archaic dress codes, the ridiculous gun laws, and the ludicrous pet ordinances. This tyranny must come to an end, and to do this, attention must be brought to bear on those who are supposed to be accountable and responsible. Keep writing those letters and let's stand together and keep up the fight!

Mervin Fried

Kingman