Editor's opinion

“The theory of the free press is not that the truth will be presented completely or perfectly in any one instance, but that the truth will emerge from free discussion” - Walter Lippman, American Writer

As your local newspaper, The Speedway Navigator proudly carries on the tradition, and Constitutional mandate, of a free press. But what does that mean to you? That means we are a forum for you. Yes, we have the press, but you are free to use that press to express your opinion. The Speedway Navigator is YOUR free press. There are contentious issues in our beautiful small town. There are opinions on all sides. We want to be the forum for those opinions. We welcome your letters to the editor. Do you disagree with an article that appeared in this paper? Do you disagree with an opinion expressed in a Letter to the Editor? Write in and tell the entire town of Speedway.

Let’s be clear on the position of this newspaper: We are not against redevelopment in Speedway. We are for openness and accountability. We are for a free press. We are here for you. Write to us. We have unlimited space on our website (SpeedwayNavigator.com) and will print all letters to the editor as space allows in our print edition. Write to us about redevelopment in Speedway or about any local subject you feel is important. The Speedway Navigator is your forum.

Unfortunately a few in the community have decided that instead of using this forum to air their views, to create a free discussion, they would instead attack this newspaper. If the financial attacks against this paper are successful, the only success will be the shuttering of this community's forum. If the Navigator is silenced, you are silenced.

"The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure." --Thomas Jefferson

Express your opinion. Write to The Speedway Navigator:

po box 24592
Speedway IN 46224