Published in the Dryden Observer. Nov. 23, 2005.
To the editor,
November 9 was the 67th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the night of the broken glass, when Nazi troops and civilians tried to destroy all Jewish properties in Germany and Austria. The night is recognized as the beginning of the Holocaust. November 11 is the day we honour people who died fighting tyranny and terrorism in various ways.
On October 5, our government took their first steps in court to seize Bruce and Donna Montague’s house. Is this any less terrorism and tyranny?
I believe the reason the government took this action before any criminal charges were dealt with is simply to terrorize the Montague’s in an attempt to force them to make a plea bargain with the crown. The law that they applied in this case was passed to combat organized crime. I think that the government’s use of it against this family is reprehensible. Any adult that thinks about this case should be scared of the government’s power. Can you imagine what young Katey Montague thinks of this? How did Bruce and Donna tell their 13-year-old that the government can take the log home that the family worked on for six years?
The latest polls indicate that the fiberals may win an election in the New Year. If they do they will make the R.C.M.P. and the crown attorneys spend millions of their tax dollars grinding the Montague’s down. If they’re going to fight dirty they should leave the women and children out of it.
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