Letter to the editor: Time to break anger habit
January 04, 2014 11:00 PM | 1115 views | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A lot of folks are rearranging their lifestyles in an effort to make room for that recurring New Year’s resolution to shed an unwanted habit. Some will succeed, but for many the prognosis is “Fat Chance!” None-the-less, change from what is detrimental to our well-being is important if we are to stay healthy, or in some cases, if we are to remain free. One of the things needing change in that respect is the abrasive discourse that has permeated every level of politics.

Over the past few years, Cherokee has witnessed its share of spitballs lobbed irresponsibly during many campaigns. It often stretches the limits of bellicosity. At some point the constant anger must subside. Good governance is born of reasonable discussion and action. It’s time for everyone on the political scene to pack up the distasteful and resolve to maintain a level of respectful and reasoned discourse.

Voters tell us that kindness, humility and genuine love for others above self are very electable traits. Are they attainable? Dropping 30 pounds or quitting smoking might prove to be easier.

Bob Rugg Canton
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Joe Duirt
January 05, 2014
Bob, are you saying that when someone lies through their teeth to you that you should still play nice with them? Like "If you like your plan you can keep it"? Should we treat liars with respect? Seriously?!?!

I could not disagree more.

It's your type of attitude, or "go along to get along" that has created the mess this country is in. There is no such thing as a reasonable discussion with someone that is not telling the truth.
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