feedback has brought it to our attention that there is some discomfort
with a few of the articles being published in the bqr, and some
of the people we "allow" to come stand up and make statements
at our meetings and the GTS. It appears that some people don't
want to hear dissenting opinions or read articles that do not fully
support their particular views, and they feel that the guides'
organization is an inappropriate forum for these opinions. Because
of this, a few of the outfitters are talking about withdrawing support
for GCRG and the BQR. This is too bad, since they are as welcome
as anyone else to contribute to the journal or come to our meetings.
We will stand by our decision to allow GCRG to be
a forum for all opinions to be expressed, in person and in writing.
We do not agree with all that we print or that is said at our meetings,
but we will vigorously defend its right to be expressed. We will
not necessarily print everything that we receive, and personal attacks
are frowned upon, but anyone is encouraged to write or speak their
mind with us. We believe that access to a diversity of written and
spoken expression allows people to make better informed decisions
about the issues at hand, and inspires them to become active.
Grand Canyon River Guides