The Opinion Page of the Northland Press is an Open Forum for all points of view. Letters to the editor and guest columns are for all members of our community and are strongly encouraged. Letters must be received by the 5 pm Thursday deadline. We do require your full name, address, and daytime phone number with each submission. Northland Press may contact you by phone for verification purposes only. The Northland Press does not discriminate with the exceptions that it will NOT print a letter that contains blasphemy or crude language, or promotes violence. The submission of a letter or column DOES NOT guarantee its publication. Limit letters to 500 words or less.