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I’ve been asked by quite a few of my letter-writing admirers why they haven’t seen any of my letters in the papers lately. I just told them I don’t like the way The Citizen nit-picks over many of my letters refusing to publish them and leaving me no choice but to get discouraged and stop writing. Shame on The Citizen for thinking they know it all. Look, I’ve written over 1,500 letters over the years and over 200 were never published. I’ve asked many of my letter reading friends if I’ve ever written a letter that wasn’t interesting and they all said “no.” I asked if I’ve ever written any letters that were boring. They said “no.” I asked them if they ever read any letters that weren’t informative. They said “no.” So, out of the over 1,200 letters I had published, how bad could the rejected letters be? If they were so bad why couldn’t The Citizen take the courtesy to write me telling the reason for the rejections? As a loyal letter writer for almost 30 years, one would think they would extend that courtesy. Look, why does the opinion page make such a big deal about what topics get published? Does The Citizen want me to write about Trump week after week? Quite frankly, I don’t. I don’t feel I’m obligated to write about certain topics. I should be free to write about whatever I care to write about. That is what’s called freedom of speech. Good to change topics. It’s called variety, a change of pace, different topics and not necessarily always about serious topics. I didn’t become a world record holder of letters to the editor by copping out and quitting when all my critics of my letters wrote back finding fault with them. The bottom line on my letters is I know what I’m talking about. The letters (all of them) about God are 100% accurate. They’re informative and definitely worth reading. God asked all of us to act as his disciples and that’s what I’ve done writing so many letters about God. I know God is a dear fan of my letters and that’s the main reason I’ve kept at it for 30 years. Can’t question God.

Murray Lynch​

Auburn

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