I have equal parts of pity and contempt for those people who submit unsigned Letters to the Editor. Certainly they cannot expect their views to be considered with any hope of credibility.
Who believes that their views are defensible, but still chooses to remain anonymous?
The authors must feel their opinion is embarrassing and they don’t want to be associated with it. I pity them. It is unfortunate that a person would have such a lack of self respect. The ability to have a difference of opinion is one of the things that makes America great. People who are principled in their positions earn respect, even if their views differ from ours. We do not have to agree on every issue – that is not how Democracy works – but we must be able to discuss these ideas rationally.
Unsigned letters prohibit the necessary dialogue.
I have contempt because of their cowardice. Say what you have to say and be proud of it. Stand tall! Don’t hide in the shadows and throw out sucker punches. The truth does not need to be whispered.
I will not waste ink in detailing the absence of journalistic integrity that allows unsigned letters to appear in your publication.