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Live up to new pledge

Posted: January 8, 2010 9:04 p.m.
Updated: January 9, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
I hope you do live up to your new pledge of journalistic integrity for the opinion columns with higher standards and fact checking.

As you’ve mentioned, for too long the political discourse has become too juvenile and opinions are presented as facts.

I know the last letter I wrote (“That’s a ‘liberal’ value,” Dec. 26) was largely in response to a dehumanizing and belittling letter of a conservative reader referring to “liberals” as essentially lazy, worthless human beings who essentially didn’t deserve to live in this country.

While this may make for colorful reading and easy entertainment, it’s essentially sixth-grader mudslinging and offers nothing to promote the general welfare.

It also caters to a lower mentality, like the shooter who killed three “liberals” in 2008 in a Tennessee church, as he was a willing listener to this type of political poison.

I hope The Signal will also invite other points of political view.

Contrary to the popular point of view, there are more than just the Republican and Democratic parties.

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