The purpose of the Opinion page is to provide a forum of various viewpoints. We encourage letters to the editor, but ask that submissions be 350 words or less. Please include your first and last name and city of residence for publication, and your phone number for verification. The opinions of columnists, letter writers and cartoonists are not necessarily shared by The Lawton Constitution or its staff.

The Lawton Constitution will allow up to four letters to the editor regarding each candidate for city, county, state and federal offices. Letters must represent the personal view of the author (no letters of endorsement from organizations). Letters attacking the character of candidates will not be considered for publication. No letters endorsing candidates will be published after Oct. 29.

Please send letters to the editor to Dee Ann Patterson at

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