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Letters’ tone suggests escalating intolerance

Dear Editor,

Ron Limoges, thank you for your voice of sanity. I, too, have wondered why some people can’t put their arguments and opinions forth in a rational, calm manner without engaging in personal attacks. Steve Smith wrote two polite, articulate letters stating his opinion. After that, it was open season! How telling someone to put a muffler over his mouth, as one letter writer did, because she didn’t like Mr. Smiths’ position, then in the next sentence say that she celebrates freedom, is too illogical to contemplate. Freedom isn’t doled out only to those who agree with you! It’s not the issue raised, as much as the vitriolic responses, which are counter-productive and disturbing. I sincerely hope this is not a sign of escalating intolerance and disrespect.

And, speaking of disrespect, I must say that I was shocked and disappointed at the decision of two of our county commissioners regarding the illicit Prehm Ranch-Westbank connection. John Martin was the only commissioner with the courage and moral fiber to stand up for the rights of the citizens. A sad precedent has been set.



Roxanne Morris

Carbondale


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