Editor: All you angry folks out there complaining because your letters to the editor are being edited need to get a dictionary and look up the word "editor."
Seriously, what did you expect? And some of you should probably practice a little gratitude. Not all of the letters that come in are worth printing without some editing.
That editor may be helping you look not quite so foolish.
Also, longer is hardly ever better. You can get your point across a lot better if you don't ramble on until people give up waiting for you to get to the point. I stop reading many letters by the second sentence because it is just the same old tired rhetoric.
If you want to print everything you have to say, start your own newspaper and be your own editor. Then you can rant all you want. Stop trying to punish the editor for doing his job.