Dangerous Civil War Relic In Kalispell, Montana
There is a letter to the editor in today's edition of the Kalispell Daily Interlake from a :sheep: soccer mom complaining about an old Civil War cannon that is on display at the entrance to a city park. This is an old 12-pounder naval cannon, just a hunk of iron and brass, on a wooden carriage, that's been there longer than anyone can remember. It has received hundreds of coats of paint over the years, and the bore is plugged.
This lady writes, in true hoplophobe fashion (and I'm not making this up) that she was driving with her 4 year old son last fall when he said "Mommy, look at that BIG gun"!
Her words now: "Disturbed, I looked over to see the cannon in ******** Park was pointed towards our vehicle! My heart sank and a sick feeling came over my entire body".
She goes on to say that in January, she enrolled her son at ********Montessori and was "shocked to find that this same cannon is pointed directly at the school playground"!
She babbles on for several more paragraphs, saying things like "I do not want a cannon pointed at children", "why are we pointing a gun at our children"?, "why is the cannon there"?, "shouldn't we do everything to ensure our children feel safe"? and "we should not have this cannon positioned within view of the children or the road".
She goes on to propose that the cannon be repositioned or relocated as soon as possible, because it is a "historical monument". She finishes by asking "What is your choice? My hope is that it is for the children".
For the children. Where have we heard that before?
I just can't understand how anyone can go through life with such an irrational fear of an inanimate object. I'll bet there are no guns in this ladie's house!
I briefly toyed with the thought of writing my own letter to the editor in rebuttal, but I decided it's not worth the effort. Nothing will change this :sheep:'s mind.