The PG should use letters to the editor space for citizens, not politicians

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Thursday morning, I read in the PG a letter by Rep. Joseph Markosek, who voiced yet another complaint about Gov. Tom Corbett (“Corbett’s Blundering Has Led to Property Tax Hikes,” July 17). I don’t resent Mr. Markosek’s opinions; he’s allowed to make them regardless of how partisan they are.

However, I object that he was allowed to voice them in the PG’s letters to the editor section. Politicians, like Mr. Markosek, have many and various outlets to plead their case to the public. We citizens have few; one of them is the letters to the editor section.

So, the next time a member of what the PG’s Brian O’Neill calls America’s Largest Full-Time State Legislature writes a letter to the PG for publication, I think the paper should firmly, but respectfully, decline to print it. Instead, save the space for the opinions of a concerned citizen.

Upper St. Clair

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