Letters to the Editor

Red Flag Law........


The rule of law (not of man) and due process are the cornerstones of our freedom. Without the ability to defend ourselves and our property, we have no rights at all. We are not free or safe when the legal system operates outside the law. Such is the case of Donald Trump. The gaul of attacking someone with his stature is not only unprecedented, but also foretelling.

If this can happen to Donald Trump, who of us is safe? How many of the innocent among us might be arrested and jailed indefinitely as were those on January 6? Confined without due process…

Seems unlikely, except for the fact that the Department of Justice just launched the National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center or ERPO Resource Center. (https://www.bja.ojp.gov/news/just-launched-nation-extereme-risk-protection-order-resource-center) Why is this significant? According to the official press release, “ERPO laws...create a civil process allowing law enforcement, family members (in most states), and medical professionals or other groups (in some states) to petition a court to temporarily prohibit someone at risk of harming themselves or others from purchasing and possessing firearms for the duration of the order.” Sounds like guilty until proven innocent to me.

This is a perversion of our justice system implemented in defiance of the rule of law. There is no evidence. There are no facts. There is only conjecture. There is only the belief that correlation does mean causation, when it does not. Due process is nowhere to be found and there is no possibility of mounting a defense.

With such a law in place, it does not matter if you have firearms or have no interest in them. No one is free because no one will be above suspicion. We are already a severely divided nation. With soviet style informants being enabled, when do the purges begin?

Karen Steingrebe
Sierra Brooks

Submitted: 03/27/24
Article By: Sierra Booster