Spare the letter’s drivel

It has come to my attention lately that many people are writing in and taking up valuable editorial space with ill-conceived viewpoints focused on meaningless and otherwise self centered concerns.

Editorial space, long considered the most important manifestation of free speech, must be cherished as any other natural resource.

We wouldn’t apply graffiti to a stingray so why would we want to smear the Letters to the Editor with self righteous drivel.

Instead, they should serve as a conduit between forward thinkers, busy paving the way toward a brighter future.

So I ask you all who read these words, to go forward and only write Letters to the Editor if you have something important, or intelligent to say.

Smother your children with your irrational fears and whining – that’s what they’re there for.

If not, I recommend you grab some spray paint and head out to the shed where you can captivate your only truly welcoming audience -yourself.

Starting now, I am going to take my own advice and never write again. Remember, the editorial space you save may be your own.

David O’Donnell

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