The Bruce Plante cartoon "The verdict" in the April 24 edition of The Astorian was interesting, but a little misleading. It wasn't Lady Justice who breached the wall, it was the Democratic elite.

Like Pandora, they do not know that they have unwittingly opened our home to an unknown plethora of evils. Among them: poverty and crime.

I hope these United States can survive.

ROBERT LIDDYCOAT

Seaside