Sunday, August 26, 2007


Letters like this one appealing to the conscience of a thief appear commonly. Other than perhaps making the letter writer feel better, do you suppose such letters ever do any good?

Somehow, I doubt it. I don't see thieves as regular readers of the editorial page. Nor would they, I suspect, be thieves in the first place if their consciences could be so easily touched. Anybody ever hear of someone who returned a stolen wallet because of a guilty conscience induced by a letter to the editor?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No, but the letters may give someone pause before s/he steals. It does feel good to sound off in a public forum, though. Don't you think?