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Letter to the Editor

Wondering Foolishly!


web posted September 11, 2009
Dear Editor,
I am foolishly, wondering, if Mr. Jackson, should read his own letter to the Editor more carefully. Mr. Jackson's letter was defending "Wandering Minds", and the right of the people to express their opinions.  Yet the citizens that have expressed an opinion that differed with the Editor and his friends, were called obnoxious, ill informed, uninformed, mealy mouthed individuals, that act as puppets.
 
I have written to "Wandering Minds" with praise for Mr. Rainsford, Mr. Pettigrew, and Mayor Durham, but in that posting, there was not one time that I felt the need to call names, nor put down the opinion of others in any way.
 
I read Mr. Rainsfords letter in the other paper, that was disscussed for so long.  It, also ,was written in defense of himself, without calling names.  He understands as ,I do, that it does not have to be personal.  In politics or business, we can disagree without attacking each other. 

The attack by the Editor, on Mr. Pettigrew, was totally uncalled for, but I would not attack him, even though I strongly disagree with him.  What needs to be remembered is that when the Edtor, puts his opinion in print, there are some people that automatically believe it to be fact, not opinion, because of his position as Editor.  These comments should also be weighed before printing.  But that is just my opinion!
 
I could, make a negative comment about alot of people and their opinions, but I don't feel, I have the right to attack them personally, just because I don;t agree with them.  I try to see the person for all they have done, good and bad.  And I will always believe that the gentlemen that have been attacked in "Wandering Minds" have done more good for this county than bad, and should be treated with the respect they have earned.  And just because this opinion differs from yours, I should also be treated respectfully, and not attacked.
 
Mr. Jackson does not know me, nor do I know him.  I don't agree with him.  I should not be called, mealy mouthed, etc., just because we disagree. I don't agree with him, but I respect his right to his opinion.
 
Thanks for letting me express my opinion,

John A. Edwards, Sr.
Edgefield
 

Editor's note: In full disclosure; in the recent letter by Mr. Rainsford he calls the Editor a liar, mean-spirited, a cancer, hateful, intimidating, racist, evil, prejudice, hate filled, venomous, and un-Christian, just to name a few.




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