Friend, broadcaster and stockbroker Chris DeSimio loves this quote from John Adams' Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials in December 1770: "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
This recent Enquirer letter to the editor recalls Adams' admonition:
STRICKLAND'S EDUCATION IDEA SOCIALIST
So Gov. Ted Strickland's idea to let high school seniors straddle the college fence is creating a buzz.
There's nothing new about it. He's just chasing a socialist idea from Australia. In Australia they only have 11 grades in the public schools.
His next step will be to eliminate the 12th grade once the U.S. is further into socialism.
Those Democrats sure do love all those socialistic ideas.
Only its publication is more breathtaking than this writer's lack of fact and weird inference.
On the other hand, the choice of letters for publication fascinates me. Why are letters that begin with demonstrably false or suspicious assertions of fact published? The Enquirer even publishes letters damning it for publishing something it did not publish.
It's as if there are no false facts.
Anything a letter writer asserts seems to suffice. Checking