I am writing in regard to the advertisement placed by a group calling itself U.S. Citizens Association on Aug. 20. I realize that our Constitution guarantees free speech to all of us, and also that any newspaper really needs to accept advertising revenue in today's financial climate.
Still, I am shocked and appalled that the blatant and toxic lies contained in that advertisement could be printed in an otherwise reliable newspaper. Is there no requirement that printed words be truthful? Do not the truth in advertising laws cover even advertising by a political group? Or have those laws been so watered down that they are no longer effective?
All sides of any issue should be heard, but being honest in airing views is of primary importance.