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Be careful what you wish for

Post Independent Writer

Dear Editor,Having read Russell Coletti’s pompous opinions on politics, I thought it would be fair to state, “Be careful what you wish for.” William Shakespeare put it best: “Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind … and when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded with patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader, and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.”Something to think about.Dustin M. PardueGlenwood Springs


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