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It’s a sad state of affairs when a simple plea for understanding, honesty and proactive participation in our political system can

Dear Editor,

It’s a sad state of affairs when a simple plea for understanding, honesty and proactive participation in our political system can so quickly lead to allegations of cronyism and outright graft. Apparently some readers take serious offense when others seek to defend the actions of political representatives or, more importantly, the democratic system that they represent.

Letters to the Editor provide a suitable platform for individuals and groups to present their thoughts and opinions to society at large. Unfortunately, some writers deem to present opinion as fact and allegation as truth; others resort to half-truth and false innuendo to get their point across.

How are these individuals any different than the political stripe these writers seek to rebuke?

Richard Backs,

Sylvan Lake