The ‘Outsiders’ came…
January 22, 2007
When watching the NEWS they call you people from other towns ‘outsiders!’ This bugs me; enclosed is a picture I sent you taken before my family went to a different country across a BIG ocean to fight for our freedom in France!
My grand father is Norman the man on the left; if he died I would not have been born! Sherman the man on the right is my Grandfather’s twin brother. WWl was hell and I lost my great uncle Canniff the man in the middle before I got to meet him! He is still in France; God bless his brave soul! One day I want to go to France and visit him; shed a few tears and say THANKS you died a HERO and definitely NOT for nothing! This is him:
When fighting for justice it’s not about Caledonia, not even Canada; it’s about mankind and of course GOD! Any one who fights for justice is doing GOD’S work; something to think about.
The OPP brass or the suits were there when our road was dug up; now they want to arrest this man who did it; how ridiculous! Why bother and why NOW; not for the right reason you can be sure of that!
The OPP say we are making them look bad! The truth is that they do not need our help; they are doing a fine job them selves! The OPP know what Gary is all about; he has made it more then clear!
I would be proud if this picture was on your web page! Title it (Outsiders and why they are so important)! The other picture is where my great uncle Canniff Foster is buried! Fear in this town makes it almost impossible; just like France felt when the Germans ruled; we need outsiders like your self! Imagine if no one helped France or the other countries the Germans held hostage; would we be free now? God is on our side – the victim’s . GOD is about TRUTH, JUSTICE and LOVE!
I am not a nut or crazy; using GOD is all I have left; simply nothing else I say will work but I am hoping there are more people like myself who believe in GOD and want their soul intact for our final home a place called HEAVEN! This is ALL I care about except for others who share the same dream.
Visit Marks web site at www.voiceofcanada.ca and Gary’s too at www.caledoniawakeupcall.com . They both speak for my town and me! Some people say emails don’t work I say yes, but it takes Caring people to read them! Thank you for reading my emails! I really CARE so help me God!
I am NOT a writer but I am forced to be one due to our lack of LAW and GOOD LEADER SHIP!
Ever grateful, your friend,
VoC COMMENTS: I hope that non-religious readers can respect Jim’s references to his God and appreciate the essence of his message and the passion he feels while telling it.
I had a lot of tears in my eyes while preparing this post. Thank you for your letter and for your family’s sacrifices. Your Uncle Canniff would be very proud to know that you are doing everything you can do to help your neighbours reclaim their town despite the worst efforts of those who have been entrusted to do so. I’m proud to know you, and I swear to you that I will not rest until Two Tier Justice in Ontario is nothing but a bad memory. I promised Jack. I promised Caledonia, and now – I promise you. Your Uncle Canniff’s sacrifice will not be wasted.
Thank you for helping me create the best post I could ever hope to have on VoiceofCanada with your awesome words and your passion! There is no doubt in my mind that this will always be my most favourite and proudest post, and I didn’t even write it! I also suspect that it will quickly become a reader favourite.
Given recent events I would have to say that you wrote your letter at exactly the right time in this struggle. I thought the debate about ‘outsiders’ coming to Caledonia was over when Toby Barrett threw his support behind us, but I was wrong. YOU just ended the debate. On behalf of of Gary McHale and me, we thank you for it. Well done!
I also notice that you sent it to a lot of people including MPP Toby Barrett, Haldimand Mayor, Marie Trainer, John Tory, Diane Finley, Dalton McGuinty, Julian Fantino, and numerous media outlets. Thank you for that, too.