Letter to the Editor - L.A. TimesI was deeply saddened to read the article in the Nov 13, Daily Pilot section of your paper, about the lawsuit filed against the Piecemakers. It's terribly unfortunate that in today's patriotic climate, the likes of Ms. Harper have chosen to take the low road. We as a country are fighting for our freedom. Freedom to think, feel and speak as citizens of a country that guarantees us that right under our constitution. Our brave troops are, as we speak, risking their very lives to assure us these rights. The mere fact that you may not agree with what is being said is not reason to deny or negate a citizen's rights.
Should Ms. Harper have taken the time to understand what was behind the facts being spewed so profusely, she might have written a very different story. A story of a very loving and generous group of people, a people living their lives, coming from the heart, always seeking God's truth, and yet having the courage, as our forefathers did, to question authority. They think for themselves and always do what they truly believe to be the right thing. Perhaps not the easiest road to travel, but certainly the most honorable. Let us remember Shakespeare's words, "To thine own self be true, Thou canst not then be false to any man"; certainly words to live by. Certainly words I believe the Piecemakers do live by. I for one will fight for all our rights in our free society to think, feel and speak as our hearts and heads tell us we should.