We get some over-the-top letters to the editor. Here’s one, comparing initiative meister Tim Eyman and religious revolutionary Martin Luther (the one on the left).
Apparently, the “powers that be” seeking to crush Eyman have little sway over the state Supreme Court, which on Friday unanimously ruled that his latest anti-tax initiative should be on the November ballot.
Here’s the letter:
Every time Tim Eyman comes up with a measure to save folks money, the powers that be scramble to crush him, using the constitution to do it. It’s predictable and all too familiar.
For instance, when Martin Luther realized officials of the Catholic Church were extorting money from the populace by charging to reserve a seat in purgatory, as Eyman realized the city was extorting money by charging exorbitant fees for car tabs to fund pet projects and salaries not related to road maintenance, the Church, like the government, set out to discredit Luther by defaming his character and calling him a blasphemer in the name of God.
And like the populace now, people believed it to be true. After all, they were holy men, experts who must have known what they were talking about. So the people kept paying until the money ran out and poverty forced them to rebel.
Today, people still believe the rhetoric that’s dished out by political leaders but Eyman takes his knocks and like Luther, all the lies and mud slinging won’t stop him because it’s the right thing to do.