Letters to the editor

Editor, the Advocate:

Even though I am a registered member of a political party, in this time of political upheaval, I find that neither of the major parties adequately represent me. But I do feel compelled to correct an apparent falsehood in a letter to the editor printed in the Advocate Saturday Oct. 26. In that letter the author wrote, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now started an impeachment inquiry, but a closed inquiry with no Republicans present.” To my knowledge that inquiry is being held by the House Judiciary Committee. A quick search of govtrack.us/congress/committees/HSJU reveals that the committee is composed of 17 Republicans and 23 Democrats by my count.

Through the years I have developed several relationships with journalists that have earned my respect for their integrity. I find it disappointing that the editors of the Advocate participated in the propagation of this falsehood.

William J. Coons, Victoria

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Ron Sandidge

If you are a registered voter in the state of Texas you are not a registered member of a political party. Texas does not register anyone to a party, only if you voted in a party primary do they denote the party you voted in.

Pat Tally

I find it strange that you think the newspaper should edit someone’s letter. That would basically be censorship and there would be no reason to even write the letter. A good newspaper prints a letter or opinion piece and leaves the rebuttal to good citizens like you. I’ve sent in many letters and opinion columns and I would not appreciate them altering my content, liberal as I may be! The letter you are referring to was pretty mild compared to some of the distortion-laden gems that they print. Remember the falsehoods submitted reflect on the writer’s ignorance not on the newspaper’s. Thanks for speaking up.

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