To the Editor:
I am strongly against a newspaper endorsing political candidates. This policy reeks of the same underlying premise in the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision from which developed the multimillion-dollar super PACs. The Supreme Court most likely did not foresee that its decision would lead to the creation of these huge money-backed groups of silent contributors sponsoring candidates for their special interests.
Whoever said the Northwest Herald, or any newspaper for that matter, can endorse a political candidate for all of its members? Who is speaking? The owners of the newspaper? The editorial staff? The production staff? The newspaper carriers? The subscribers? I have no problem with individual editorial commenters such as Cal Thomas who, while I often disagree, is willing to stand behind his statements. Your presidential endorsement on Oct. 21 had no such authorship.
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