Reppies long ago established themselves as trigger happy, blood thirsty, vindictive judge-jury-and executioners. Last week we read numerous suggestions on how locals should strip the accused killers in the Eakin/Mammone and Ruffin/Pierce/Pinney cases of their Constitutional right to due process and just take them out and shoot/hang/and otherwise kill them. Then we had the letter from Raymond Johnson, Quick Execution of Convicted Killers Will Benefit Taxpayers, Reduce Crime (title self-explanatory) that got "Champ" his coveted June 16 Village Idiot Award.
Just when you think stupid can't get any stupider, comes Charles W. Roeser. The Jackson Township resident wants drug users shot on sight.
Charles W. Roeser
Letter: Some Wave White Flags in Way on Drugs but US Hasn't Even Gotten Tough
These lowlifes affect the whole nation and are more dangerous than sex offenders. They should be made to register as dopers. Let the nonviolent ones out of prison and require them to take random drug tests for three years at their own expense. If they test positive, shoot them. If they don’t show up for testing, they become fugitives and are shot when they are caught. Use the money we save by not keeping these idiots in prison to hire monitors.
Give addicts six months to get clean, then remove all self-inflicted conditions from our health care system. Designate limited prison space for dopers — first come, first served. If they are convicted and there is no room, they are shot. Any idiot knows that any market is fueled by demand. Stop the demand and stop all the problems.
Some posters opine that Mr. Roeser must be joking. Surely. If he is, he lacks the Swiftian elegance of Jesse Ward's delightful sendup of rightwing egalitarianism. Unless someone has stolen his identity, Mr Roeser is the real deal. Back in March the Rep published his letter on school levies.
Mr. Roeser needs to light up a doobie and relax. Since that's unlikely, we instead give him our June 16, 2009 Village Idiot Award.