Letter to the Editor: Harrison Longsworth
Sunday, February 15th, 2015
In your last week’s publication, I read with, great annoyance, the letter to the editor that alleged that the writer had conducted a survey at his place of business which yielded certain conclusions.
I have no problem with any legitimate findings, whatever they may happen to be. Fact is fact. However, I have always held that those who would sign voluntary submissions as “concerned citizen” or “name with-held by request” or any other shield for anonymity are either cowards or liars or both. When someone does not accept ownership of a statement by signing his name to it, the credibility of the statement is immediately suspect.
If you want to express an opinion or contribute to a conversation about some issue that is of concern to the community, and you do not have an ulterior motive; then, you should try and muster up some testicular fortitude and sign your name to it.
Besides, I thought that your paper had discontinued the practice of accepting this kind of submission years ago.
Also, this applies to males and females alike. It is just a pain to always be doing the “his/her” thing.
I hope to see this in this week’s edition.
Thank you for indulging me and my opinion.
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