Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
My wife Ruby and I are visiting family in Manteca. I read your editorial entitled, “Get ready for a stoner workforce” (Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016) with interest. It was very well written and supported by ample facts and figures.
I want to communicate a spiritual perspective on the subject which is infrequently heard. Marijuana is the principal unclean spirit which is the ruler over the rampant use of illegal drugs. It is not the most addictive but, because so many believe it to be harmless, it is the most dangerous.
I realize my comments may surprise you but I make them in all sincerity. We have expelled evil spirits on four continents over the past 40 years. We would welcome the opportunity to share our experiences as you continue to seek answers to the considerable challengers that face our civic leaders and the free and truthful press.
I have taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as well as Wake Forest and High Point universities. I lost some other credentials so you don’t easily believe I am a “crack-pot” (no pun intended).
Matthew P. Murray Jr.
US Army, retired