Originally created 04/02/00

Wants more civil discourse

Hoyt Goodson's suggestion (letter, March 26) to take columnist David Sisler off the editorial page because he uses religion to support his opinions could lead to a significant reduction in printable letters. I'd estimate that about a fifth of the letter writers use religion as the basis for their political or societal positions.

I'd rather see the removal of letters that attack people rather than actions, resort to name calling and offer no support at all for their positions. The recent tone of the editorial pages of The Chronicle already provides evidence of Editorial Page Editor Suzanne Downing's support for a more civil form of discourse than we've seen in the past.

Susan Kinney, Waynesboro


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