Brad Messer Commentary
Friday, September 12, 2003

Prop. 12 lying liars

Lots of money being spent on Proposition 12 propaganda, huh. There are 22 proposed changes to the Texas Constitution on the ballot tomorrow, but the big one is Prop. 12.

What is it? You'd never know, going by the campaign ads. On both sides of Prop 12, the spots have been created by lying liars with their pants on fire.

Ads say Texas is losing doctors: a state medical agency says we're not. Ads say Proposition 12 will end outrageous jury awards in medical lawsuits, but the current system rarely lets that happen anyway. The fact that lawmakers would take over some of the power of judges and juries is whitewashed shamefully.

The campaigns for and against changing Texas civil lawsuit procedures have been simplistic, misleading, fearmongering, lying propaganda. In short, exactly what we always expect.

No wonder people don't believe anything politicians say.

Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.

San Antonio Express-News 9/12/2003
Tort reform ads short on facts

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