To The Daily Sun,
Let me state at the beginning of this letter that I favor reasonableness over rage when approaching problems. Usually, problems are present because some group or individual tries to deal with a social conflict when they are angry. So, when making feelings known in a letter to the editor, it behooves the author to think about how best to state their feelings. Should one accuse, assign guilt, heap abuse, malign and yes, even imply criminality? Or, would it be better to state the perceived problem and offer some possible solutions.
It's OK to inject a bit of passion in to a discussion. That said, I feel that the letter submitted by Don Ewing on Saturday (March 3) was not only inaccurate but lacked integrity. His tasteless and gratuitous remarks about school administrators and law enforcement lacked proof of guilt. Gosh, Don, it's been a very bad year for conservatives, but life will get better if we get off our “soap boxes” and seek solutions that are free of rancor. Most of us “old folks” have seen a few conflicts and they seem to have a common thread: Illogical disagreement as to what is right or fair.
Therefore, let's bring the political polar opposites a bit closer to the center. While doing that, remember, you can't change or undo the past. The present gives us an opportunity for meaningful change. The good decisions we make in the moment will keep us from repeating past mistakes.
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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