To The Daily Sun,

In life as well as politics all or nothing thinking will seize up your brain. Knee jerk reactions and name calling reveal the shortcoming of any argument. Something is not true just because a person wants it so. It is a narrow view that presents diametrical opposites as the only viable choices.

Perspective and historical context seem to be lacking nowadays. The old cliche “Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it” is true. We raise statues to the leaders of the past to remind us of what they did right and what they did wrong.

At the same time, we must have the courage to move forward in our thinking. Having a victim mentality is self-imprisonment. There is no shortcut past hard work.

Making assumptions and jumping to conclusions is not a proper substitute for thinking through a situation and considering ideas that you don’t agree with. Compromise is a valuable tool.

The Trump voter is consistently underestimated and vilified. Is it like Hilary said — I’m a racist, homophobic misogynist who is deplorable and irredeemable or is it not?

Nancy Bell

Alton Bay

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JWV

Trump is a magnet for racists, ethnocentrists, homophobes, transphobes, Islamophobes, anti-immigrant xenophobia, naive protectionists, and the scientifically illiterate just like the Tea Party was. No, not all of you but that is where those kinds of people flock and there are many of them. They are the dregs of society. It is great that Dems won back the US House, NH House, NH Senate, NH Executive Council, and 7 Governorships. Having the seasoned Nancy Pelosi vs the amateur scatterbrained Trump is going to be fun, right? All those committee chairpersons and their subpoena power is going to be very interesting. The Trump Train has a speed limit starting in January

Spellchecker67

Thank you for the laughs.

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