In today’s paper R. Johnson makes a case for supporting President Trump, which is his opinion. The other opinion, from Mr. Stakes, says if you are going to put political opinions in the paper he refuses to read it.
I thought that is what an opinion column was all about? It seems that Eddie is offended by opinions that differ from his own so he decides to “shoot the messenger.” The refusal to listen to another’s opinion is what has lead us to the vitriolic political situation that now exists. You don’t have to agree with a person’s opinion, but shouting them down when they speak is straight out of the anarchists/leftists play book.
I agree with Mr. Stakes to the extent that I like to see local and community news in The Leader, as there is ample coverage of national news elsewhere. However, I wholeheartedly disagree with his assertion that the editorial page of a newspaper is no place for opinion. Indeed, the purpose of the editorial page is an appropriate place for expressing opinions.
When did our society begin refusing to consider differing opinions, and, in fact, become angered at the expression of them? We have become mired in tribalism and black/white thinking, which is not conducive to democracy at all.
Loved your editorial today, dated Saturday, June 30.
Someone once asked me if I were a Liberal or a Conservative.
I replied I am a Liberal on Monday and a Conservative on Tuesday.
It seems to me that the vast mass of Americans do not fall into any tightly defined political category.
I own a shotgun to protect my family in an emergency but am not a Right Winger … I believe the AK47 should be left to the Military. I carried the equivalent of one, back in 1946 when I served as a GI in Germany.
I know a little about newspapers, having worked for one for more than 20 years and …
There are two things that I think would help The Leader.
1. Larger type for your Letters to the Editor. And …
2. More people on your sales staff.
Local restaurants say no to straws
I guess that not using plastic straws is a nice gesture from the restaurants, but, having worked in a restaurant, the amount of wasted food is just as a great a danger to the environment. Items more than a few days old get tossed, produce that is slightly wilted or brown around the edges goes into the trash, and the large portions served by restaurants end up being half eaten. I guess some restaurants may donate food that they consider unaesthetic to soup kitchens or homeless shelters, but overall, restaurants waste a lot of food. As well, I read that if a family four switched to a vegetarian diet it would eliminate more greenhouse gas than if they stopped driving one of their cars. No straws may be a step in the right direction, but there is still a long way to go.