Facts matter. The Observer should consider a disclaimer above and below the “Letters to the Editor” section, prominently displayed, to advise readers that opinions or statements submitted by others may *not* be based on fact, rationality, truth or science as was the recent letter posted by Ida Mitchell titled “Bills a detriment to all in NM” on June 15, 2023.

How someone could read the *actual* bills and draw from that the paranoid and delusional conclusions, which were posted, is simply stunning, and the Observer not stating they do not endorse said statements is a disservice to the reader and, quite frankly, would be an embarrassment to all that work for this otherwise fantastic community newspaper.

Bruce Hutchinson

Rio Rancho

Editor’s note: A disclaimer on Letters to the Editor runs at the bottom of the Viewpoints page every week.