I like that The Maui News has an open door to the Opinion page. I may not always like the content or the delivery of the content, but it is a self-censuring bit of work which, in its own way, rewards or punishes those who transfer thought to words.
Beware the writer or speaker who is careless in how this is done. We all - whether in letters to the editor or speaking to one another in our daily interactions - expose who we are. When the bird flies free from our mouth or pen never ever to be retrieved, things change.