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Published Friday, June 15, 2001. Jim Davidson. Cabin Columnist
Someone once said "A criminal is a creature who writes crooked lines in the book of their lives." It is my sincere hope that this thought will come into sharp focus during our brief visit today. There is no doubt that the criminal element in our society is costing every law-abiding, tax-paying American citizen a great deal and I want to offer some insights that may be of some value.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a syndicated columnist is that you hear from all types of people. Some
time ago I got a letter from Ivan Fail of Marshfield, Mo. and he is a most interesting man. During World War II, Mr. Fail was in the Marines and fought in Iwo Jima. After the war he became a federal correctional officer and spent 29 years in three federal prisons, including the U. [continued below]....
.....S. penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan. As a result of being exposed to the criminal element and seeing firsthand the graft and corruption in the social and economic systems of our nation, he has become a
very angry man.
In another letter he writes, "One of the most troubling and shameful lessons I learned was that law-abiding hypocrisy re-enforced with arrogance and double standard ethics plays a far more powerful role in generating dangerous rage in citizens in all segments of society than the experts will admit. As a father, taxpayer, voter and prison officer, I have received a college course in the causes of rage ... and how it feels to have it."
Before I move on I want to point out a couple of things that may help you to better understand his thinking. I also
feel deeply about the corrupting influences in our nation but not as strongly as Mr. Fail. When you realize this man actually fought in a real war where our freedom was at stake and saw many of his buddies killed in action, then you can
understand why he feels as he does.
Also, when you stop to realize that he was face-to-face with some of the most incorrigible people in our society
for 29 years of his life then you can better understand the source of his anger, dismay and frustration. There is no way this experience could do anything but affect his thinking in a negative way. This kind of environment has a way of jading everything and everyone around us.
He has sent me volumes of information about various areas of corruption in our society including the politicians, the lawyers and the legal system, the ills of the health care industry, the homosexual agenda, and the real causes for the shootings in our nation's schools and many others. One true example involved a man indicted for murder and the judge who sentenced him later resigned the bench to represent this same man seeking his release. Mr. Fail said the murderer was worth $2.5
billion and that may have had something to do with it. He goes on to state that he does not advocate violence and I believe him. He, like millions of other Americans, is angry when it comes to the hypocrisy and double standards of
politicians and others in our society.
While Mr. Fail may be considered extreme, his views contain the truth that many people never hear. He also says
that people who have developed a criminal mind see people like me, with a Christian perspective, as a sign of weakness and someone who is an easy mark. We have had people who were corrupt, selfish and who became criminals ever
since the world began, but those of us who feel deeply about our freedom can work for a better America. We must elect good people who have integrity to make and abide by our nation's laws. This means the right thing, not what is politically correct. More at www.failfraud.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Jim Davidson of Conway is an author, public speaker and nationally syndicated radio commentator. He can be reached at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, 72032.)
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