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Editor: I was very surprised to read in a recent editorial that the majority opinion on the Island is anti-choice. Why? Because there are more letters printed from anti-choice writers. Of course, anyone who pays any attention to the issue realizes that these letters are cranked out by a very small group, the same people writing the same thing time after time, and receiving apparently unlimited press to reiterate their minority views.

More recently, a news article reported parents were shocked by the exposure of highly inappropriate purported photos to children. In fact, however, no one following this group should be surprised in the least. They are not just harmless cranks, but individuals who are under the delusion that they have a direct line to God. As such, they do not see themselves as subject to human law or ethics, all justified in their minds because in their delusion they are carrying out God’s wishes. But isn’t that a defining characteristic of fanatics everywhere? We would do well to remove their repetitive harangues from the press.

Harold Smith,


Geographic location: Bonshaw

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