To the editor:
The election is finally over, and we can enjoy a hopefully long respite from the seemingly endless stream of political ads and rhetoric. At least I thought so. Unfortunately, a select group of people want to continue the campaign with an onslaught of really libelous and venomous submissions attacking President Obama and the government. I have no doubt these calls are from a small handful of individuals that have nothing better to do but to create these statements.
I completely embrace the First Amendment and its protection of one's right of free speech without fear of interference from authority and government. But I question these Opinion Line submitters and their enjoyment of anonymity. It's very unfortunate that we do not know the identity of the callers. Why can't they do as I do and put their name to the statements? The spineless and cowardly use of the Opinion Line anonymously by these people is very offensive.
Throughout the campaign there were numerous letters to the editor voicing support for or opposition to the two candidates. These letters were all signed by their authors. This is the proper way to voice your opinion. Using the Opinion Line to spew hate and libelous material is the coward's way. They should be ashamed of sinking this low.
Hang up the phone, write a letter and sign it. Put your name to your feelings.