Regarding Perry Green's "thanks" for others correcting his letter regarding taxes instituted in the new health care law; and his correction regarding the "28th Amendment."
It would behoove Mr. Green to stop getting all of his information from hard right-wing websites. All anyone needs to do is perform a web search of the main claims in those letters (and most others from Mr. Green), and you will see that they come from right-wing websites that do nothing more than promote false ideas about President Obama and Democrats. He pretty much cribs the writings of those websites.
He should be ashamed that he spreads such false-hoods. After you've been caught erring once, you would think he would check his "facts" better next time.
After putting forth phony slop about a non-existent "28th Amendment," his correction only said that there is no 28th. He then said he still stands by the rest of his letter. It makes it sound to quick readers as though he only got the Amendment number wrong, whereas the entire premise of his letter was false; none of his claims exist in the Constitution.
Finally, this situation also goes to the ideas behind Managing Editor Andrew McKeever's letter about what is the newspaper's job in checking facts prior to printing letters. I don't think that a newspaper needs to check all of the facts in letters to the Editor. However, after someone has made numerous claims that have proven to be false, I think that the writer should be