Honorable Senator Shockley,
I've spent three long night sessions with my keypad in an attempt to create a plea for your change-of-mind regarding the Sheriffs First bill. I wanted to express what in my opinion many Montanans presently feel about Federal problems in Montana. I had a friend post this lengthy screed online so I could link a lot of readers to this, as I feel it is important for Montanans and Americans outside Montana's borders. Although it is addressed to you personally, this is an open letter. I am mailing this to almost two hundred addresses in the "bcc" field, and some of those addresses belong to your peers in the legislature. This was written in the spirit of sharing, of drawing attention to matters affecting Montanans, and in the spirit of hope that somehow, despite the pressing demands on your time, you may find time to read this and check my references. I apologize for not being able to condense this plea into a much shorter presentation. Thank you for serving Montana according to your conscience. Thank you for keeping an open mind whenever new information may come your way.http://bonfiresblog.wordpress.com/elias-alias-montana-oath-keepers/
Special thanks to BonFire for making room for this on her blog.
Editing on December 11 2015 -- Bonfire's Blog has been taken down by the owner, so the link above goes nowhere now. If I run across a saved word file of that letter to Shockley I'll post it here -- but that may be a rather large "IF". Thanks,