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Don’t let politics divide us

To those who cannot hear the music, the dancers seem seriously crazy. Those who see my physical disability often rush to help me, a total stranger. But when I say that I cannot hear, the reaction is often irritation. They see my physical limits but not my loss of hearing. The response is stunningly different and very normal. I mention this because it is so important to be aware of things which need our response.

Even though the news is filled with “doom and gloom,” we have much for which to be grateful. Life for most of us has never been better. Those of us who are moderately conservative or moderately liberal have much in common. Things like care for others, honesty, family, respect for the law, a good work ethic, integrity, loyalty and financial responsibility guide us every day. Further, we agree to disagree enough of the time that we get along pretty well. Those with more ideal or extreme views do not do as well. But they try harder.

Our city, our state and even our country need our example now. We can do it. Let’s do.

Allan deLaubenfels

Spokane Valley


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