Response to Pedigo Letter | Letter

Joseph Goebbels made a (fatal) career of speaking of the “Jewish Problem”. The logical error in his thesis is known as “Joseph Goebbels made a (fatal) career of speaking of the “Jewish Problem.” The logical error in his thesis is known as “petitio principii” or begging the question: assuming that the thesis has been proved without ever actually proving that Jews were a problem. So, with Jack Pedigo and the Navy: BUT Liberty is the right to do what harms not others and harm to others begins at the skin of their nose. Jack’s nasal epidermis is unblemished by Growlers. Are Growlers annoying? Yes, to some. BUT I have a right to pay the Navy to protect me against the “Bad Guys.” “Quis custodet custodies?” Jack asks: Congress.

If Jack really believes that the United States House of Representatives will alter the Navy budget to alleviate the aural annoyance of a small handful of rural citizens – would “delusional” be too strong a word?

J. M. Schultz

Lopez Island