Freedom of speech is one of the most important inalienable rights in this great country of ours and everyone deserves the right to be heard. I would posit however that if someone feels strongly about putting their opinion or thoughts out into the public arena then it should be done so with pride and in an open way, with their name attached to it and not hiding behind a veil of anonymity.
In today’s hi-tech, 24-hour news cycle, social media world we are all impacted by the effects of opinions and thoughts being pushed out into the public. When done behind a veil of anonymity, those opinions and thoughts are presented without ownership, responsibility or consequence of the resulting impact (positive or negative) to the public at large.
Shouldn’t actions and/or words impacting the public come with some accountability? Shouldn’t a newspaper encourage such accountability of the words appearing in their paper?
I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind taking a minute to explain The Jewish Link’s position in printing letters on this page from “Name withheld upon request.”Thank you.