Craig Colbeck’s letter in last week’s Journal was a breath of fresh air. It was clear, well organized, rational, and civil in tone.

What I found refreshing, though, was that Mr. Colbeck addressed the subjects of our founding documents and political ideologies without also insulting the intelligence of those to whom his remarks were addressed. Not once did he say something like, “So-and-so displays his lack of wit when he says ... blah, blah, blah...”, or “What’s-his-name reveals his ignorance on the subject of, etc, etc.” Neither does he make the amazing, but all too common, claim that his personal interpretation of our founding documents is the actual law of the land.

I found this approach to opinion page writing encouraging. I hope it starts a trend.

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