Letter: Collaboration, not battle important to our politics | Letters to the Editor

Editor:

Trust counteracts dystopias and encourages the courage to reinvent yourself. To find security and adapt to the accelerated change of the 21st century, we need leaders who restore confidence.

Unfortunately, too many of our lawmakers are pathological liars with everything to say but nothing to say. They don’t even know what they don’t know, but it doesn’t matter as long as they win with what they say. The humility to see someone else’s point of view is in short supply.

I’m a moderate Democrat who believes that US Republican MPs Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney are examples of lawmakers who understand that our system of government depends on the rule of law. You have the political courage to oppose those who would destroy the orderly processes of our republic.

Politics shouldn’t be a contact sport. It should include joint negotiations that lead to product agreements. That is the substance of an effective democracy.

The insurgent Pied Piper is not allowed to prevail. Too much has been sacrificed to let a spoiled child rule our fate.

Ronald A. Ivison

St. Lawrence

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