I wrote this in 1991 in response to a response by a fellow classmate to a newspaper article. The classmate was some kind of an anti-government hippie and was a women’s lib kind of teen. I was an all American boy, which was kind of funny because you would think a person like me would be an activist/criminal/marginalized/fight for your rights kind of guy, that was if you knew me. That’s what I turned into. But in 1991 I was very much a believer in the system. I called bullshit when people complained about the police or Congress. In the following letter to the Helena Independent Record newspaper in Helena, MT U.S.A. I try to rouse my fellow citizens to take note of their plight and grasp their destiny, their right to control the government. But I was 18 years old. Much in the way of spelling mistakes and all caps. It’s pretty funny to read and makes me feel good that there are still teens who give a damn enough to write letters about their government. I’m not the only one. Far, far better teen writers then and today are spearheading the future today. Better to have students taking an interest in government than indifference.
My rant was on a paper I scanned to PDF which I converted to an image. I didn’t feel like typing it. So without further delay, here is my 1991 rant.