Letter to the editor | Let the names begin

September 25, 2013 

I applaud the CDT for pursuing a real-name policy in its online discussion board, even though I don’t think Facebook is the answer.

In the past, pseudonyms have resulted in misogynistic and racist posts. Vile things have been said about undeserving people.

I know there are “haters” out there, but why give them a platform? Let them stew in their own hate.

Some commenters have complained about encroachment on their right to free speech. If you value your speech that much, put your name on it. We may disagree with you, but we will, in Voltaire’s words, defend to the death your right to say it.

R. Thomas Berner, Benner Township

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