Letter to the editor: We need to teach healthy debate, reduce vitriol

By SHARON STROH | Wilton

Response to Don Foy:

Your last sentence in your letter is, “I don’t see how a person can be an immigrant-hating, gun-waving, gay-bashing Trump supporter and call him or herself Christian.” The First Amendment gives you the right to put out that statement. To comment on that, it is such a wide, sweeping generalization regarding millions of people. Putting people in a group, taking away their individuality, is dehumanizing and can lead to elimination. And we all know where that took Nazi Germany.

Words are powerful. All people bear the image of God and should be seen as individuals. In my opinion, your first statements regarding Jesus were spot on, but your last sentence detracted from them. The choice of descriptors is the brand of vitriol that keeps driving this country apart. To all reading this: We all need to come together as Americans and have healthy debate about our differences of how our nation should be governed. And to punctuate that, we need to be teaching healthy debate to our kids.

We all need to wise up and question the propaganda that the media has been pumping out to fan the flames of division. We, as Americans, have players bigger than each other to worry about. We need to come together. The challenge to each of us is to examine ourselves, how we got here, and how to rectify it. Challenge ourselves to check out other news sources and compare it to your own. We need to seek the truth and question what we are being told. And while we fight amongst ourselves, they are busy taking over our country. The clock is ticking.

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