I have read a surprising letter to the editor that really grabbed me, but I planned no reply. No desire to reply to such non-sense, but after four people brought it to my attention and really made me think about what a slap in the face it is. Tsk, tsk… some people just don’t get it. This is my reply to Mr. John Josey in red; his original text is in black. The highlighted parts of the text are where I took great offense.
click to open the printable document —> Lose the ideology to move in the proper direction EDITS (Open with AdobeAcrobat Reader)
Well… Mr. Josey is the Managing Editor of this newspaper. Write your own letter to the editor. Tell Mr. Josey directly how your feel: John Josey, Managing Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
(I apologize for not having the document’s text here in the blog, but because of software limitations to differentiate my text and Mr. Josey, I am posting the reply as a separate attachment.)
=============== new addition to the story 8/17/10, 11:40 pm.
Link to the original article. I apologize for incorrectly calling it a “Letter to the Editor”, it is a “Column” piece. http://newstopic.net/view/full_story/9096373/article-Lose-the-ideology-to-move-in-the-proper-direction?instance=main_article
The Lenoir News-Topic is going to print a 600-word portion of my posted reply. I have also posted the author’s reply to my reply. I have a 2nd reply in the works…. but my phone doesn’t stop ringing anymore, and I can’t get anything done. But just think on Mr. Josey’s reply and post what you think. There are many posts on the News-Topic website, but I can’t follow the conversation. They’re all seem to be Libertarians and yet still fighting about the appropriate degree of freedom for the country. :\
==================they printed my letter, Sunday, 8/22.
and one is from Dennis Benfield http://newstopic.net/view/full_story/9218048/article-Letters-to-the-Editor?instance=main_article