Steve Kelly, you are prompting me to write a response to your Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act column in the Missoulian (Feb. 28).

You lost me at, "Don't be fooled by the artful use of words meant to deceive and confuse unsuspecting commoners." That is an insult to me, a supporter of the BCSA. And because I'm a supporter you would therefore class me as an "unsuspecting commoner"? Wow.

Your own choice of "artful... words meant to deceive and confuse" are spread throughout your inflammatory piece.

And I finish with Merriam-Webster's definition of collaboration: "To work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor"; as opposed to your "artful and deceive" definition.

Carleen Gonder,

Seeley Lake