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Off The Editor’s Desk – 1-23-2013

I would like to express my appreciation to all of the people that have expressed their thoughts to me about this column. Most all have been positive and I am thankful for that. I did receive a couple of letters, one un-signed, that took me to task. I am happy to get and read your letters even though we may disagree.

Your thoughts and feeling are important and if you would like me to publish them as a letter to the editors I would surely do that. But they must be signed and have your telephone number so that I, or a member of my staff may call you back to verify you are the person that wrote the letter. A couple of times in the past, we have received letters that someone signed another person’s name and luckily we caught that before it was published. So that is why we need to have a way to contact the writer of the letter to the editor.

I should suggest that letters to the editor be on one subject and be not more than 300 words long.

So if you agree with me or not, that’s OK and it’s OK to let me know. I know we can disagree without being disagreeable.

On another note, we traveled to Menomonie Sunday evening to see the movie “Lincoln” and I think that it is a must see if you’re at all interested in the history of the Civil War. Its time frame is just after President Lincoln’s re-election until the time of his assassination. It tells how he  wielded his executive power, during the war effort. It will remind you of how President Obama is making executive orders now.

It also has the back room workings of the House of Representatives and how they debated the 13th amendment to the Constitution. Go see the movie.

Thanks, Carlton