To the editor:
Well, once again, I have had my morning coffee brightened by another screed. Once again, I am so glad this paper is willing to provide people of all views a soapbox, whether those views be those of Carl Burkhead or Jean-Luc Godasse.
It is tyranny to censor those whose view opposes yours, no matter how enlightened you may believe you are and how superstitious you believe another to be. I expect a newspaper to provide its readership access to information that is reasonably and legitimately deemed to be factual but also to provide a “pulpit” for opinions. I am glad the Journal-World has an opinion page and does not just give us the facts. It is opinion which give facts meaning. Information plus opinion can lead to wisdom and understanding.
The Lawrence Journal-World’s publications of Mr. Burkhead’s and Mr. Godasse’s diatribes is a tribute to its willingness to allow diverse opinions and a positive reflection on its character and confidence in its rational readership.