Stand by your comments, be proud

Applauds decision by paper to require identification of letter writers online

Editor, The News:

Re: No more anonymous online comments (Letters, Nov. 23).

I would like to thank the people at The News for making the decision to no longer print letters (of any sort) if the writers are not identified with their correct names. It is curious to me why one would want to state an opinion, popular or otherwise, and not let all those readers know who they are. Therefore, whether you are for or against an issue, stand by your comments and be proud of your opinion on the issues. A free society depends on free speech and I would encourage all of you reading this paper to get more involved with the important issues facing us today and speak up. Provide us with fodder for thought and don’t be hiding in the shadows of anonymity.

Mike Boileau

Maple Ridge