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Political arena should be revered place for debating, not insulting

To The Daily Sun,

This letter is in response to Nancy Parsons letter to The Sun dated November 6th. She states clearly of having read many of Tony Boutin's Letters to the Editor over the years. In so doing she claims to have detected a racist attitude.
I've never met Tony Boutin but I too have been reading his letters to The Sun for years. Letters which have never indicated any racism whatsoever. I view Boutin as merely mournful over the direction our country is heading. And he's not the only one who thinks this way. Nor is Nancy Parsons alone to think that our new national legislative medical plan is good for America. To Parsons credit, she supports her position by sharing a personal and factual medical experience that I read with great interest.

Just recently, however, June Huot wrote a well written letter to The Sun appealing for more civility in political dialogue. Had Parsons concentrated more on Huot's writing and less on Boutin's perhaps she would have been less insensitive and bombastic in dangling the "race card" toward a person whose politics are different from hers.

As I've stated before in a letter to The Sun, the political arena should be a precious and revered place for debating not insulting.

Yes, Tony Boutin has strong political views different than that of Nancy Parsons but should have the "freedom" and "right" to express them without being vilified before the public as a possible racist.
How cruel.

Roland Jutras
Meredith

 
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