The Ottumwa Courier

November 30, 2012

Letter writer needs a new hobby


SIGOURNEY — Your newspaper frequently publishes letters from a letter writer whose latest letter called for a “Peaceful resolution to second Civil War.” It would not surprise me if in future letters he advocates the repeal of the 13th, 15th and 19th amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

The 13th amendment abolished slavery.

The 14th amendment prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race or color.

The 19th amendment established women’s suffrage.

Instead of writing letters to newspapers, I believe the letter writer needs a new hobby. I suggest he specialize in breeding chickens and turkeys that have only right wings. Perhaps it could be named the National Socialist Poultry Co.

Phil Blackhurst