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Letter to the Editor, by A. Lloyd King

By Staff | Apr 14, 2021

To the Editor,

A meeting is planned at The Fort restaurant on Wells Street in Sistersville for Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting welcomes anyone who is concerned about the future of our constitutional rights and willing to advocate for them. While we are seeking those eager to work together in a peaceful and effective way, we are happy to quite simply hear from patriots who believe in the sanctity of our God-granted liberties.

Where we stand, primarily:

No one’s personal ability to earn a living or provide a living should be shut down or infringed upon by mandate as national and global corporations are propped up to prosper. Neither our mom-and-pop shops, nor their employees, should ever be treated as nonessential again.

The use of mainstream media, social-media, cancel culture, and virtue signaling to circumvent our rights in favor of “mob rule” should be called into regular question. It is healthiest to think, determine, speak, and act of our own volition.

Freedom of Assembly means the freedom to actually assemble. Globalist social media companies, which have censored and blocked important discussions as of late, are not the appropriate platforms to determine change. They take advantage of social distancing and utilize censorship to put a stranglehold on the true power of assembly. Meanwhile, they collect data on us in order to promote their own agendas. We should not allow Big Tech or other such globalist organizations (influenced by foreign countries and a global market) the ability to manipulate our local, state, or national narratives.

Elected officials, even at the behest of medical “czars,” should not blatantly promote experimental medical treatments. They should encourage people to do their own research, speak with their own doctors, and ultimately use patient autonomy to come to a decision best for their own, personal health. Furthermore, rather than trying to guilt or shame patients who have clearly denied a suggested treatment, doctors should respect patient autonomy.

Access to our government is our right. The government services we have already paid for with our tax dollars should never remain shut down or restricted when the rest of society can function. People should not be arbitrarily distanced from the government established to serve them.

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms should not be infringed.”

Those are just some of our shared views and values. If you believe the time has come to take back control of our individual lives and local communities, we welcome you to join us at what will be the first of many meetings.


A. Lloyd King

Sistersville, WV