Saturday, February 13, 2010

E-Mail of the Week

A response to Friday's column...

Original Message:
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From: Karl Kofoed kkofoed@rcn.com
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:11:59 -0500
To: gspencer@delcotimes.com
Subject: Fwd: SOUND OFF

The shocking flaw in your argument, Gil, is that you don't seem to
care about OTHER driver's safety. This reflects your "conservative"
viewpoint perfectly.
To Hell with We The People ... you've got yours. No wonder our county
is the only one in the country that needs signs saying: BEWARE OF
AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS.
Using the word SELFISH would have been politically incorrect,
wouldn't it?

Best wishes,
Karl Kofoed

To: Newsroom
Subject: SOUND OFF

GIL SPENCER freely admits that he still hasn't learned to "buckle up"
to the degree that a cop had to stop him to make him do it.
And we should value his views on "texting" and driver safety? I
guess "rule of law" applies only to those laws he advocates.

Spencerblog responds:

Karl, you don't seem to read very well.

I was not "stopped" by a cop. I do not and did not recommend texting while driving.

I did question whether passing a law against all hand-held cell phone use while driving that has been shown to be ineffective in other states is worth passing in this state.

Your desire to see the federal government take money from "the rich" to give it to more deserving people well reflects your faith in government to do such things well and effectively.

It is a faith that a growing majority of Americans don't share. Neither do they share your desire (noted in a recent letter) to see taxes climb back up to the 90 percent rate during the Eisenhower administration. Good luck selling that.

Please, in the future, try to read through what I write, attempt to grasp it and refrain from mischaracterizing it. It would certainly be appreciated.

Cheers.

1 Comments:

Blogger jake said...

Gil,
You have to feel pretty good about getting criticized by a guy who seems to like those stupid signs "Beware of Aggressive Drivers".

Whoever the genius in PennDOT is, who thought that sign and the rest of the the nanny state highway clutter was a good idea, needs a serious lesson in common sense.

That is exactly the bureaucratic mindset that would want to pass a cell phone law that studies have shown would make no improvement in highway safety.

Just reinforces the earlier post about the road to hell paved with good intentions.

February 13, 2010 at 9:10 AM 

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