To The Daily Sun,
As we approach this Christmas holy day in the midst of a very contentious presidential nominating process and polarized politics, I have to comment on some of the rhetoric increasingly being written in letters to the editor.
Nowadays, we are not simply Democrats or Republicans, conservatives or liberals. We are "Marxist-leftists" or "fascist-rightist demagogists." As hard as it may be to convince the most hard-core writers to this paper, members of the other party (left or right) neither side is always right, just as neither side is always wrong.
Instead of all this energy spent going back and forth writing rebuttals, pointing out to the other side the error of their ways, calling them Marxists and fascists, it would be refreshing to see one single letter that seeks to actually solve problems and understands that the way to do it is to seek common ground and (heaven forbid) compromise.
Back in 1768, Founding Father John Dickinson said it best: "Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!"
A blessed and Merry Christmas to all. God Bless America and watch over those in our military that are in harm's way and not home with their loved ones. Thank you for your sacrifices.
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