Letters to the Editor

Politics: Speak freely, not negatively

Someone was certain to take issue with Ann Adams eventually (Letters, July 30). She was constantly in the paper expressing her views to the extent everyone was certain of her feelings for the present administration and our President.

No one deserves a "personal" attack in this column for expressing their views. On the other hand, what responsibility does the editor have in not publishing "personal" attack letters? Should this not be a policy that "personal" attack letters will not be published? Your Letters policy does state, "...original, responsible letters..." What is "responsible" if they attack another?

2. Local elections are forthcoming. please, please, please do not publish personal opinions about candidates in the column. By all means, publish the qualifications of the candidates in a standard format and then let everyone decide for themselves.

Why should one person’s feelings about a candidate in a letter to the editor column be a weighing factor? If so, should not equal space be offered and available for each candidate and further, should not candidate endorsements be paid for by the candidates?

We should all welcome and endorse free speech but it should not be at the expense of another.

Gary M. Warden

Coupeville

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