Dear Email Friends
hank you all for the wonderful responses
from our last letter. Since it is impossible to write each of you individually
we thought we'd send a general email to you.
e have broken no laws that were established by our
forefathers and shaped our nation. If we are guilty of anything it's working
12 hours a day to sustain our nation and keep the perpetrators and those
out to destroy the economy of America out of our store. Using the tax payers
money for a lawsuit this ludicrous is a disgrace to our nation.
f I felt like going to jail for an alleged misdemeanor
would bring truth and justice back to our country I would feel it an honor
to do so. However, the people who really serve our country and keep the wheels
turning are the people in the business world - working, paying their taxes,
supporting their families, and giving to the needy if necessary. These are
the people who bring honor to our country.
ur battle with the judicial system is showing
up yet again its corruption.
Katie's letter follows:
District Attorney Scott Steiner,
have been a Piecemaker for over 25 years. We
a peace loving fellowship dedicated to surrendering
our lives totally to God no matter what the cost. We read our Bibles and
meet daily to discuss, confess, and share what the Lord is doing in our lives.
All we want is to serve the community and change into what God calls a new
creation through obedience to Him. We have been diligently doing so with
no trouble until 16 years ago when the health department came into our store
with the attitude of dictatorship instead of being a servant to the people
(which they claim to be.) They set about to rule over us with their petty
codes in which we complied but it was never enough. They started out by coming
in and ordering us to change our brand new brick floor in our upstairs tea
room because some of the bricks were darker than others and they "couldn't
see the dirt". There were other complaints just as ludicrous in which we,
against our will, complied. One of them was to move our mop sink 6" higher
and to tile the mop closet. To this day we have never used the mop
closet. For reasons too obvious to mention we eventually got tired of their
frivolous codes and harassment. We did what we knew God was having us do
to keep our store up to the standards God required and have been battling
rom the beginning the health department came
in with an attitude of shutting us down instead of to help us. Personally
I knew, as all the Piecemakers did, that we had to obey God rather than man
and not allow these traitors to America in our store. In doing so my stability
and faith in God was being tested for I knew what was right in my conscience
but my fear of the health department and their bullying tactics was great.
When the police and code enforcers came I stood my ground and was accused
of obstruction of justice for trying to take the thermometer out of the inspector's
hands. I then ran for my life when I saw what the police did to all
my family, especially to Marie Kolasinski, throwing her down the stairs.
I became afraid of the health department and their power like so many other
restaurant owners and left my beloved Piecemaker family. I became extremely
depressed and went on several medications to get me through my fear. I
was accused of obstruction of justice along with Marie Kolasinki, Doug Follette
and Judy Haeger. Because I had left Piecemakers and was still afraid
I went and appeared solely before you and pled my case, was put on
probation for three years and did community service. In doing so I went against
my own conscience by not standing with my Piecemaker family thus grieving
my own spirit betraying the family I hold so dear.
have come back to Piecemaker's now and they
have graciously allowed me to be named with Marie, Doug and Judy for standing
up to the tyranny your department has imposed on us. I have renewed
my faith and rededicated my life to God and still wonder where are the servants
of our community? God is judging you, me and the whole system looking for
a people that go by their God given conscience and not the codes and laws
that bind the people. You Scott Steiner are playing an important part in
this story as Moses said to Pharoah to "let my people go" so He says the
same to you and to have mercy on the people so that he can have mercy on
you. Be an example for your men and humble yourself and repent, do not harden
am truly proud to be called a Piecemaker and
to stand with God's people as they lay down their lives for their country
and even the world. God bless the Piecemakers.