This is in response to the article of Dec 18 2009 regarding the freedom of speech in Blawnox council meetings and their ongoing case against Peggy Albright.
221 8th Street
Blawnox PA 15238 221 8th Street
Blawnox PA 15238
As a lifelong resident of Blawnox I write this letter to freedom minded people everyywhere. The recent case involving Peggy Albright and the Borough of Blawnox is a reflection of what has been happening to our free Republic through at least the course of my lifetime.As our national and state leaders show less respect for our constitutions and the people, in time this attitude has trickled down to even the smallest and best boroughs such as Blawnox. Unfortunately in Blawnox as with most communities very few citizens attend or care about what goes on in council meetings. That means the ones who do attend may become viewed as a problem to these public servants (who prefer to be called OFFICIALS) because they never see or hear any others at the meetings. I believe we all owe a debt to the dedicated attendees, like Peggy, who act as watchdogs for us all, and I was pleased to see that the case was won for Peggy and the freedom of speech, but disgusted to see the clearly political actions of the district attorney. This is being done to stop any resurgence of government by and for the people. Most communities around Pittsburgh have been successful at controlling their meetings to the point the people throw up their hands and give up trying to influence their public tyrants in their so called public meetings. At this time this little town with this little case can begin to turn the tide on encroaching government at all levels and restore to the people the understanding that governments in this republic serve the people, and not the other way around. Any support to this cause would be helpful. In closing if we hope to live free we all must do our part to understand the TRUE foundations of this republic and work to restore it, and nothing is more critical to this than the freedom of speech.