By now, the letter from a Mr. Joshua Boston is fairly well known in the world of on-ine political hackery. I had first read the letter here on Newsvine a few days ago, and like many, I assumed the author was "A U.S.; Marine Corps Corporal". After all, the headline said just that. In it, the writer tells Senator Dianne Feinstein that he - Mr. Joshua Boston, will not have 'Some woman" tell him what he can and cannot do. He also tells senator Feinstein that "I am the man who keeps you free.", further cementing the idea that the letter is indeed written by a current U.S. Marine Corps Corporal.
Mr. Boston even signs off on his letter as:
U.S. Marine Corps Corporal
2004 - 2012.
Yes, it says "2004 - 2012." I took that simply to mean he had written his letter in 2012. Nowhere does Mr. Boston even hint that he is no longer in the U.S. Marine Corps. I think most anyone writing a letter to a sitting U.S. Senator would have started of with the disclosure that he is EX-Military, instead of using the U.S. Marine Corps as his calling card.....when he ISN'T in the Marine Corps.
Another highly offensive aspect of his letter is that it is an implicit attempt to intimidate a sitting U.S. Senator who has recently talked of introducing legislation intending to address firearms violence. Language such as 'You have crossed a line", and "I am not your servant" clearly are dark and intimidating in nature and in my opinion, Mr. Boston should be investigated by the appropriate authorities.