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Letter: Forum's conservative columnists lack common sense

Miller writes, "There must be conservative voices out there who actually practice common sense and critical thinking. I wish The Forum could find some."

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On The Forum’s Jan. 22nd editorial page conservative columnists Scott Hennen, Bette Grande, and Ross Nelson combine for a feast of misinformation.

Hennen asks if common sense is dead . Apparently for him and his friends it is.

A person with common sense would not claim COVID vaccines no longer offer protection against COVID when tons of data show they do.

A person with common sense would not claim masks offer no protection against COVID when they actually do when used correctly.

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A person with common sense would not cherry-pick a single obscure report from Scotland to claim vaccines do not work.

A person with common sense would not cite “a” report from Scotland and give a page number without actually citing which report they are talking about.

A person with common sense would not cite discredited and retracted studies claiming efficacy for ivermectin.

A person with common sense would understand that the science on COVID is huge and nuanced, and they wouldn’t pick only the pieces they like or regularly twist information out of context.

It is clear that Hennen, Nelson, and Grande have no common sense or ability to think critically, yet they rant at the trained physicians and scientists who devote their lives to protecting us.

There must be conservative voices out there who actually practice common sense and critical thinking. I wish The Forum could find some.

Donald Miller lives in Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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