Pubdate: Sun, 17 Feb 2002
Source: Amarillo Globe-News (TX)
Copyright: 2002 Amarillo Globe-News
Author: Dave Michon


It seems that all E.V. Rogers wants from the Opinion pages of his newspaper 
is the same old opinions from the same old people (Feb. 10 guest column, 
"Give our local readers priority in letters").

If that's all you want, you can head for the local tavern or coffee shop, 
but newspapers are something much more than that. If you disagree with an 
idea that a letter presents, you should write a rebuttal, not complain 
about where the letter came from.

Of course, anyone who claims to know what everyone is thinking, in Texas or 
anywhere else, probably isn't accustomed to formulating a coherent argument 
on why, for instance, we should continue letting the federal government 
tell us what to do about cannabis but not let them tell us what to do about 
anything else.

Or is that idea just a "perversion"?

Dave Michon, Eau Claire, Wis.
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