Letter: Enough is indeed enough
I am writing to enthusiastically support Jay Black’s letter of Feb. 9 regarding the Agenda 21 crowd; enough is indeed enough.
Hopefully, this group will now have some extra time on their hands, so I would offer a suggestion for use of the same.
Volunteer to do something to help others in Mathews County. There are dozens of good volunteer groups who could use your help; churches, civic clubs, rescue squad, fire department, and many others. By joining one of these groups, you will get to know your neighbors. You will learn that the people of Mathews County are kind, generous and intelligent people. They have been taking care of each other for as long as the tide has ebbed and flowed in the beautiful rivers.
Instead of worrying about the encroachment of the U.N., you will find them worrying about a neighbor in the hospital. Instead of writing another letter to the editor, you will find them writing to a kid in Afghanistan. Instead of spreading verbal fire, you will find them putting out real fires. Instead of ranting with anger, you will find them raising money for the library. So, I suggest you spend some time working with your neighbors to spread some cheer instead of fear.
Now, if you just can’t seem to tear yourselves away from your computers, here is another suggestion; one that is a little more aggressive. There is an old abandoned fort on Route 14 at the Mathews/Gloucester county line. It offers a good line of sight to watch for those big baby blue U.N. tanks as they come rumbling down Route 14 toward Mathews. When they break through the lines at James Store, you can stand up to protect Mathews. With astonishing foresight, our forefathers built that fort for just such a day, and they named it Fort Nonsense.