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Letter: Harsh words

I am just wondering: has the political arena of verbal slander, slurs and smearing with lies seeped into our souls as citizens of this great town and our country?

Has the freedom of speech and our inalienable rights made us to be insistent with an internal righteousness which only promotes calumny, aspersing and deprecating words?

Has this contagious righteousness become more outrageous in our speech and become so maligning and mean, as I reference: Stan Rachesky versus anyone who differs from his opinion, AKA the invisible targets, like Camille from Carbondale?

Does the social media have a challenge to censor those wars on words and that defame humankind? Can the abusiveness with the written word be honestly acknowledged and action be taken to cast aside these letters that do not serve the reader well?

I write. We are all participants who have the opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of our fellow man. Be kind with worthy words.

I am just dreaming.

I dream that the fine print under the First Amendment to our Constitution reads:

Our actions and our words are our only belongings. We have the freedom to choose to be wealthy with our words or impoverished in our spirit.

Annig Agemian Raley

Glenwood Springs


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