I found the letter from Patricia Williams (“Let me help get a mule for Minnie, Oct. 25) to be most unkind. Ms. Noble has expressed her opinion in letters to the editor and she should not be denigrated with commentary that attacks her on personal level. It is acceptable to disagree with her opinion, but when words like “self-righteous, intransigent, ill-informed and irritating” are used, then the writer has stepped over the line.
Ms. Williams failed to carefully proof her second sentence. Her opening volley sought to display her erudition to the reader, but her second sentence obliterated her intent. Her modifiers of “intransigent,” “ill-informed” and “irritating” as placed in her sentence actually pertain to and modify the word, “I.” I would suggest that she review the rules of grammar prior to eviscerating anyone else for expressing an opinion that is contrary to hers.
It might be wise for people to consider the message contained in the words of the song, “Let There be Peace on Earth.” As we approach the election, diverse opinions will surface and as Americans, we honor, treasure and respect our constitutional rights.
The election will soon be over but hurtful, nasty negativy does not dissipate easily. I often read things on this editorial page that are contrary to my beliefs. In the past, if someone has blatantly lied, I have responded. Otherwise, I read it, think about it and continue through my day. I accept that I cannot change that person’s opinion and that person cannot change mine.