Why is the editorial board of the Camden Herald giving any space to Sam Patton on the editorial page of our town paper when he is using this forum to threaten to punch former FBI Director, James Comey?

Sam Patton criminally failed to register as a foreign agent. He will be a felon for the rest of his life but now the Camden Herald is giving him space to spread violent vitriol in a political atmosphere where public officials are made to feel unsafe by threats from the fascist base of the Republican Party. The only way to stop the spread of authoritarianism is to condemn those who resort to threats of violence and exclude them from civil discourse.

Given that Comey is 6’5”, I would expect Patton is too much of a coward to threaten Comey to his face. Stop giving him the opportunity to do it behind a keyboard.

Jeffrey J Amann,
Rockport