As time moves on, the horrendous crimes in our county get worse. Each crime is more disgusting than the previous. The moral indignation of these acts leaves a sense of frustration. The crimes being created by the illegal drug trade is frightening but yet fascinating to the non-user.
The values of law and order that made us great are being continually challenged by this insidious culture. The principles learned in our historic rise must be reapplied to changing events and circumstances not forgotten or ruled redundant.
Now is not the time to become apologetic or inhibited or worse, feeble on the lessons of law and order garnered in the last 200 years.
On November 2 we must take a stand. We must transform the age-old philosophical ideas of the past and turn them into an American reality of common sense, uncommon courage and dedication long taught us.
On that day I ask of you, my fellow citizens of St. Clair County, to vote and support Mona Armstrong for circuit court judge.
Let us, on the day following this election, be able to look each other in the eye and know we are fighting back.