To The Daily Sun,
In the Friday issue of this paper, Mr. Vervaeke berated Mr. Earle for using "pseudo facts" and stated, "You love your rhetoric, and I love my facts and data, and the two simply don't mix."
Mr. Vervarke then went on to say, "Violence by religion is the reason why we have a separation of church and state in this country."
I don't know if the school systems have rewritten history since I was a youngster, but a long, long time ago, we were taught that the First Amendment's words regarding freedom of religion were to ensure that there would not be any "state-run religion," as there was in England. That made sense because it matched up with the fact that the Pilgrims fled England, first to the Netherlands and then to America, because they didn't want to be forced to worship as Anglicans.
I would like to make a simple plea to those on the left and the right. Try making an argument and not an enemy. You don't have to besmirch another person's character because they don't agree with your opinion. Let the better argument win the day. Give civility a chance.
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