Letter: Seeing neighbors as people not parties

Posted 7/17/20

To the editor:

Over the past months I have become increasingly alarmed by the hyper-partisan nature of American politics. Before the advent of COVID 19, political views felt extremist and …

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Letter: Seeing neighbors as people not parties

Posted

To the editor:

Over the past months I have become increasingly alarmed by the hyper-partisan nature of American politics. Before the advent of COVID 19, political views felt extremist and uncomfortable but in the past months they have morphed into something more sinister and frightening.

I am a young person new to politics, and have very little experience speaking out about what I believe in. In today’s political climate it has become increasingly difficult to express an opinion with others civilly.

I am writing today in the hope of encouraging the people of Barrington to see their neighbors as person not a party. As it is an election year it is even more important than ever to reach across the aisle and find common ground.

Rather than writing others off as conservative or liberal, see them as another Rhode Islander. Chances are you have a lot more in common than you think. I feel a sense of patriotism not because the United States is perfect but because we are a country open to change.

Hyper partisan is not the answer to creating a stronger, kinder and more just America that we all deserve.

Sincerely,

Katie Hilty

Barrington

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