The author is Tom De Fazio from Kenosha. Alot of work went into the letter and the Kenosha News made Tom edit it from the original form.
I promised Tom, once this had been printed in the Kenosha News, I would post the original letter in it's original form. This is probably one of the best, most well thought out, letters to the editor that I have ever read.
Note: V-O-T-E M-A-R-K G-R-E-E-N
Here it is, enjoy:
Jim Doyle has unleashed negative ads completely distorting Mark Green’s record and views (on stem-cell research, education, energy costs, and jobs), trying to paint him as an extremist. In stark contrast, Mark Green is running a positive campaign. Dirty campaigning often comes from the challenger trying to make inroads against the incumbent. This time it’s reversed. Let’s hope integrity in campaigning means something. You may not agree with Mark Green on every single issue, but I would guess that Green’s real positions, which follow, are a lot closer to most Wisconsin citizens’ than are Doyle’s. Check out the website at www.votemarkgreen.com.
Veterans’ benefits: increase funding;
Ownership of homes: increase by
cutting red tape, excessive
regulations, property taxes;
Tuition to UW that is affordable
for Wisconsin residents;
Educational opportunities (more
money for the classroom, less
for administrative costs).
Money back in the hands of parents
and students through tax holiday;
Affordable health care (Co-op Care
for farmers & small businesses;
Health Savings Accounts);
Reduction of taxes (or he won’t run
Keeping good jobs in WI and
attracting new businesses
Genetic stem cell research with a
Respect for human life (pro-life,
Election system reform (including
Environmental Quality Department;
and Conservation, Forestry, and
Outdoor Recreation Department
to replace overextended DNR;
New energy policy: lower gas tax;
reduce expensive fuel blends.