I am writing in defense of Larry Waks (letter, Jan. 29, "Warns drivers: Grovetown cops, court 'corrupt'"; http://www.newstimesonline.com/stories/012903/let_letters_012903_1744_6.shtml), and to counter the Feb. 12 letter by David Edmiston, "Slam at Grovetown violates Army conduct code" (http://www.newstimesonline.com/stories/021203/let_letters_021103_1207_4.shtml):
Waks is the most honorable, honest and decent person whom I have ever known. I know him to be a man of strong values and of compassion. He would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it.
I do not know Edmiston, nor do I care to. Anyone who thinks that authority should go unbridled and unchecked is more suited to a totalitarian state than the freedoms that we enjoy here in America. Thank God Waks has the courage to speak out against injustice and is not some mindless, military idiot who would surrender those freedoms.
I was born and grew up around Grove-town. I am aware of the problems it has had in the past and continues to have until this day. If Edmiston had his way, those problems would never be addressed and we would wake up one day to find ourselves living in a dictatorship where people are afraid to stand up for their rights and speak out against injustice. The time is long overdue when Grovetown admits it has a problem and does something about it.
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