This is the worst editorial that I've read in a long time ("Friendly advice for pipeline opponents," Nov. 23). You're telling citizens to surrender to those who would destroy our homes, communities and lives.

Suppose that in 1776, the American colonists had shrugged and said, "The king is all powerful, and there is nothing we can do but pay his tax on tea." We would still be saluting the British flag.

I can tell you right now that the citizens of Southwest Virginia are not going to roll over and play dead the way you are asking them to do.

TOM HOFFMAN

PEARISBURG