Like my two conservative counterparts, I try to follow a wide array of media outlets to help keep myself informed and up to date. Sometimes this gets difficult as partisan slants seem to infiltrate every pore of the main stream media, from the AP to the Wall Street Journal. One place that I have turned to over the past year or so is my local newspaper. Other than being a place that i’ve found some temporary solace in, it’s an outlet that keeps me more grounded and less dissaffected than anyplace else. The readers are people I know and trust.
Aside from reading the weekly paper from cover to cover, i’ve also taken to task a few of the letters to the editor over the past year or so. This is a great exercise that I would encourage everyone to do. It provides you with a captive audience, allows for some anonimity, and gives you good writing experience.
A couple weeks ago in my local paper, the former local Magistrate, the honorable Judge Edward Keller wrote a letter to the editor asking the local citizens why they think they need tort reform as a means to lower overall health care costs. Although factually correct, I did not believe his argument was framed correctly, so I decided to challenge his assessment. Read below for his letter written September 23rd, and my response below that written on October 7th.