Dear Editor:

As a longtime subscriber to The Daily Times, I want to register my appreciation for the range and depth of articles and reports that you have been publishing over the years.

The various perspectives offered in your newspaper columns have taught me a lot about lifestyles and opinions that are different from my own. We live in a pluralistic society that upholds the ideals of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for all human beings, not only for those who enjoy a mainstream majority way of life but for the few who choose other paths. By learning about other views and beliefs we can overcome our fears, biases and misinformation and we may thereby peacefully coexist among our neighbors.

There are some opinion columnists with whom I strongly disagree and those opinions are worthy of reading too. I do miss Kathleen Parker and George Will. I enjoy the writings of Buzz Thomas, Steve Wildsmith, Amy Beth Miller, Linda Albert, Melanie Tucker and others.

Please keep informing Blount Countians about the world around us and giving voice to diverse ideas.

Janet McCullough

Country Lane

Walland

Recommended for you


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.