I had a LTE printed and I didn't even know it!
I sent the LTE listed in this post to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and they printed it in their sister-paper the Valley News Dispatch (New Kensington, PA area). I might have had several "rejected" LTEs actually printed elsewhere in the Trib system. I'll have to check because they no longer call me to confirm intent to print.
I should say they "sorta" printed it as they removed some wording that spoke ill of Republicans. Besides a reference to Barak "G. W." Obama, they removed one curious sentence about conservative favorite Pat Toomey. The text as-submitted is immediately earlier in this post. What follows is what they actually printed. It suggests to me that the Trib editors sometimes consider irrelevant some things that others wouldn't.
Please take a look and let me know if I'm just overly critical of a little editing.http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/opinion/s_778301.htmlNDAA a threat
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law despite its threat to due process ("Stealing Your Freedoms," Andrew P. Napolitano column, Dec. 2).
Some of our fellow Pennsylvanians believe in indefinite detention and have contempt for personal liberty and lust for authoritarian government - Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey.
Casey's e-mail explanation of his support totaled more than 1,500 words. I can't recall such a defensive essay from him. Let's hope he's defending it into November. Toomey, the tea party candidate, should consult the tea party. It might now mean "Tyrannized Enough Already."
Congressmen Jason Altmire, Mark Critz and Mike Kelly also voted to gut the Sixth Amendment by supporting NDAA. The incumbent parties prove again they're indistinguishable.
America is now officially a battleground where troops could police us indefinitely. The Third Amendment must be next. Tidy up the guest room.