What’s with unsigned letters?

I am quite amazed how some of the writers in the Advocate are allowed to not sign their letters with their name.

I am quite amazed how some of the writers in the Advocate are allowed to not sign their letters with their name.

I am of the opinion it is a prerequisite to have your letter printed in the Advocate, under name, address, etc.

I noticed people who disagree with Jim Swan could do so without telling us who they are. They stay incognito, which to my way of thinking is underhanded. They are allowed to throw darts. It shows a lack of guts. Let them do so openly.

Question: Editor, why do you not enforce policy? In the Advocate on July 15, there are two unsigned letters: one undersigned Observer_789, the other outatune.

Both attack Jim Swan, who often writes in your paper. He deserves better. I find myself often in the corner with him. His name is always on the bottom.

Regarding the contents of his letters, he tries to direct our thinking toward truth.

Pontius Pilate, in his famous question to Jesus Christ, “What is truth?” was deeply aware, the truth stood before him. That is why he said, “I find no fault with him.”

When Jim Swan breaks a lance for truth, no doubt he finds opposition, nothing new under the sun.

But please have the opposition write their names under their “nays.”

Harry Kwantes

Red Deer

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