Letter to the editor: Dishonesty

To the editor:

We live in dishonest times.

Society has devolved to the point where our politics are more important than our laws, mutual respect, personal integrity, relationships, human dignity and life itself.

Make no mistake, today’s dishonesty is based on political power. This power corrupts people and institutions. Those defending their politics are saying anything to protect their interests, thus violating their personal integrity and dignity, while trying to demean their opposition.

This dishonesty creates a lack of trust, listening and compromise. It manifests itself through prejudiced intolerance, animus toward others, politics of personal destruction and discourse that tears down and divides the country based on the superficial differences of identity politics and through disrespect for our elections and the Constitution.

What is America’s future? Does dishonesty continue? Is our future where we continue to devolve, wherein politics is more important than our laws; where intolerance, animus, identity politics, lack of personal integrity and lack of compromise reign? Or is our future where we evolve into a society with mutual respect, personal integrity, respect for our laws and the Constitution, and where we seek common ground and compromise?

David Reynolds,



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