Intimidation hurts |

Intimidation hurts

G.W. McKeel

Dear Editor,

The commendation of your Opinion and Commentary sections of Wednesday, Sept. 18, is extremely well deserved and expresses the opinions of all supporters of the constitutions of our country and forefathers.

There is one aspect of the Commentary section that is overlooked or is an accepted practice that most newspapers adhere to that distorts the facts, statistics, opinions and stories.

It subverts, divides and gives rise to the establishment of dictatorships and despots. It squashes comment and does not promote openness or freedom of speech.

This intimidation egregiously hurts and injures us all.

That procedure is the requirement of signatures, addresses, and/or telephone numbers prior to printing or dissemination.

I personally have no concern, but I worry for others. Yet without my openness there is no protection for others.

At least I can meet my maker without fear or apology. How about you?

G.W. McKeel

Glenwood Springs

Editor’s note: The Post Independent and most other newspapers require an address and telephone number in order to verify the identity of the letter-writer.

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