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Divided government assures a continual, heated battle for minds

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To The Daily Sun,

I find Thomas Lemay's letter rather amusing. He fires off some good zingers at several folks, including myself. He declares his personal unhappiness with the daily barrage of left-wing and right-wing banter he's subjected to. He waxes on about his own head-butting debate over "nipples being freed." Now there is a intellectual subject to get your inner core steamed up about.

Some thoughts for you to reflect on, Tom:

1. It sure sounds like you read all the letters that distress you so much. Otherwise how would you know they upset you so? I have noticed that from numerous complainers over the years about various writers. The complainer clearly read every word of every letter written by the person or persons he says irritates the hell out of them.

2. It's a free world Tom, as much as the Democratic Party tries to remove those freedoms from Americans. If you don't like what I write, don't read it, nor anyone else on the list you elected to ridicule. Your fix is simple. Why the hell don't you take it, rather than adding to the personal attacks you claim to revile. Your own letter contradicts what you say are your true intentions.

3. The level of civility (or lack of it) in The Daily Sun reflects precisely the incivility we witness in Washington, D.C., and across America today. Why should it be any less in The Daily Sun? Simply because Tom Lemay says so? It seems Tom wants to dictate a change from what reality on the ground is from coast to coast. Tom is sounding exactly like "family man" Alan Vervaeke in trying to dictate to others how they will act, and how they will think or they are to "shut their cake hole" by his decree. This is arrogance gone mean, and rogue. That's why it always gets a rebuttal in like kind.

4. The free exchange of competing ideas fighting for public approval that influence elections are the backbone of what democracy in America stands for. If the founders had wanted a quiet, non-confrontational structure they surely would have never chosen divided government with two congresses, and a White House sharing power. Divided government assures a continual, heated, battle for the minds of voters. An election is the sorting process to determine which ideas win and which lose. Unfortunately, losers sometimes refuse to accept they lost. That is the outcome we experience today with the Democratic Party. Their refusal to accept defeat at the (ballot box) has escalated hate, acrimony, and screaming to levels not seen in decades.

5. We already have freedom of speech under attack at its very foundation on every college campus. Intolerance for opposing thought is now being taught, not only in classrooms, but by example by those who teach the class. Why the hell doesn't that concern you, Tom, far more than nipples? It is an honest question?

Tony Boutin
Gilford