Letters to the editor are an age-old method for citizens to bring to public attention matters of concern, interest and debate, etc. and are sometimes brilliant, occasionally succinct and frequently offer valid and constructive ideas.
There are, however, many which repeat, ad nauseum, the pet peeves, political leanings, religious beliefs, etc. of their writers.
Of the several serial writers to your newspaper, Gerald Hall, whose letters to the editorial pages in newspapers across the country, demonstrates his love of seeing his words in print, is perhaps the most tiresome.
By now, anyone who reads the letters section is well aware of Halls’ penchant for defending right-wing conservatism, warnings of Christian values under attack and the role of a supreme being in the lives of humanity.
I have no doubt Hall is a decent, respected member of his community and his political and religious beliefs are deeply felt. However, his constantly-published letters always revolve around these beliefs and while his right to express his opinion is beyond question, I would ask the editor: is there such a lack of interesting subject matter and input that the same thread he continually pushes warrants his frequent inclusion in said section?
Richard WilfordNanoose Bay