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Let’s keep war discussions civil and respectful

Rick Davis

Dear Editor,

“Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most dreaded because it compromises and develops the germ of every other. As the parent of armies, war encourages debts and taxes, the known instrument for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the executive is extended . and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the forces, of the people.”

James Madison (4th president of the USA)

It is patriotic to speak out, to question, to strive to always do better, to want and expect the best of ourselves, our family, our community and our country. Freedom gives us the right to speak out, justice demands it. Even so, no matter what you believe, there is a need to be civil. To listen to each, to treat all with dignity and respect; even if you don’t agree with their point of view. Many of the letters to the editor lately have not been very civil. Folks, we can do much better than this. Argue the facts, argue the points of view with great passion, but do it with respect.

Rick Davis

Glenwood Springs

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