There will be times when the information at your disposal is greater than the space you have for publishing it.  In cases of this sort, your editorial problems are those of selection.  At other times, you will have less news than space and you will have to create something to fill the gap.  In both cases you may be faced with questions of propriety.

Knowing what to publish and what not to publish involves an understanding of what the Sons of the American Revolution as a whole, and your chapter as a unit of that whole, represent.  It is a matter of being positive at all times and consistently avoiding the negative.

The following examples, admittedly, are incomplete but are offered to show various aspects of the positive and negative as they apply to the Sons of the American Revolution.

The best rule of thumb in dealing with taboos comes from Walt-Disney's Thumper the rabbit.  "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".   In addition to this homily, you should face the very hard fact that, as editor of a newsletter published by a non-profit organization, you have a tax exemption, but you are not exempt from the laws of libel.  Black's Law Dictionary defines libel as, "Accusation in writing or printing against the character of a person which affects his reputation, in that it tends to hold him up to ridicule, contempt, shame, disgrace, or obloquy, to degrade him in the estimation of the community, to induce an evil opinion of him in the minds of right-thinking persons, etc."