Letter to the Editor “Those Portable Rocks”
2-26-11 ”Those Portable Rocks” Letter to the Editor and submitted photo
They made another display of power so I had to speak my mind. I blurred the phone numbers because I don’t think the Commissioners need to be bothered with religious, over-the top activists.
*Corrections made per request of submitter*
Allow me to translate this sign for you:
We don’t care if you’re a Christian, a person that says you’re a Christian to be accepted by others, political or business reasons or just the average Joe that could care less where this monument goes. We don’t care that the ACLU has stated that they will sue Madison County and that right off the top it will cost the county $500,000 before the trial even starts. We don’t care what your religious beliefs are or if we offend you. We don’t necessarily follow these commandments but we want you to think we do. We are willing to do anything it takes to get these on the courthouse lawn to show everyone that we have power. Please disregard our childlike tactics of displaying these rocks all over town. We are trying to persuade or create fear in the County Commissioners to let us have our way. We already know we can persuade the simple folks and people that don’t realize what’s really going on here. If this doesn’t work, we will have one of our team members run against the Commissioners that are up for election. We only have one media that will follow along with our rhetoric. Madison Florida Voice doesn’t seem to fall for our game. We hope that well written editorial that states you are an Atheist or an Agnostic if you disagree with our ploy will convince people. All we need is one more vote. This has nothing to do with God. This is our last hope of holding power over you spineless peasants that are still afraid of us. No matter whom we hurt, what methods it takes or how much it costs you poor people of Madison County, we will get these rocks on the courthouse lawn! We’ll show you who is in charge. Oh, I almost forgot…Amen.
Mobile, Alabama/ Madison, Florida
A level-headed Christian that can not believe there is still a city in America that lives in fear of a few people with a moderate bank account.