I was really surprised to see that you printed a letter calling for the armed overthrow of a duly elected government in the United States in your Feb. 3, edition.
John Robinson, who is a former Ravalli County Attorney wrote: “An armed force should march on the White House and rid the country of this disease that has taken over the White House."
In U.S. law to be charged with sedition it has to involve two or more persons. John and the Ravalli Republic is two or more so maybe 18 U.S. Code § 2384 should be enforced. I wonder if the Montana Militia would have written such a letter if you would have printed it?
Robinson is from Chicago and maybe that has affected his thinking that guns are the answer and gang action is the solution and he apparently believes that is Constitutional.
As the Ravalli Republic has taken a hard left, consistent with all Lee Newspapers and other fake news, it is not surprising that they allow such materials to be printed that reflects the extreme left views. It seems the Ravalli Republic has a goal of influencing the very conservative base of Ravalli County towards acceptance of the same left wing doctrine that is so popular in Missoula and other liberal areas of Montana and the U.S.
Even back in 2006 the Northern Lights newspaper called the Ravalli Republic a “dirty rag” and that was when the paper was not so liberal as it is today. I don’t know what the correct terminology would be now but maybe “criminal”?
— Dallas D. Erickson, Stevensville