I see that the House of Representatives shut down for a few days because of the threat of anthrax infestation. This has never happened because of a threat. Even during the War of 1812, when the British burned the Capitol and the White House, the House of Representatives met a bit further downtown in Washington and continued its sessions. Let us all steel our resolve and show all of America and the entire world that we are still "the land of the free and the home of the brave."
MICHAEL F. ELLIS JR.