[Vision2020] Wilson Exposed in the Sandpoint Reader

Nicholas Gier ngier006 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 16:18:40 PDT 2016

Dear Visionaries:

Yes, the feature article in the Reader was excellent, well researched, and
accurate. The only thing that I would add would be that Wilson's theology
has been rejected by the most conservative Southern Presbyterian
denomination in the US.  At an annual meeting several years his "Federalist
Vision" was rejected by a huge majority.

Most of my articles on Wilson have appeared in the Sandpoint Reader over
the years.  I was a biweekly columnist in its first incarnation and resumed
that post a year ago after it resumed publication.

The editors of the Reader fought valiantly for a City Council resolution
supporting refugees after the Bonner County commissioners voted to keep
them out.  County people packed every session of the City Council shouting
down supporters and threatening Council members, who eventually withdrew
the resolution. I contributed my Daily News column on refugees to the

The Reader is a strong progressive voice in Northern Idaho and can be read
on-line at www.sandpointreader.com.



A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they
shall never sit in.

-Greek proverb

“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.
Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance
from another. This immaturity is self- imposed when its cause lies not in
lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without
guidance from another. Sapere Aude! ‘Have courage to use your own
understand-ing!—that is the motto of enlightenment.

--Immanuel Kant
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