I believe our country must look to communication, mediation and people coming together to resolve differences from the past and the present. Remember, the commonality is human rights, liberty and freedom. Veterans are the mainstay.
LOUIS COHEN, WOODSTOCK
Democrats are increasingly on the fringe
Re: The column, “Yes, Democrats can be their own worst enemy” (Opinion, Nov. 5), that applies to this country as well. They are working hard to prove it.
Pamela Paul frets about the Democratic Party’s failings in matters of culture and class. Her stated exception, sadly, is “strength on abortion rights,” a sign of a failed culture with little class and dwindling humanity. Does she think killing the defenseless is a positive for the party?
Perhaps that’s why the Democrats’ ever-growing left wing, including college students inculcated with radical ideas, is protesting Israel and downplaying, even supporting, Hamas’s brutality.
After suggesting narrow progressive stances have limited the Dems’ appeal, Paul borrows sentiment that Democratic failings may have “contributed to the rise of the most toxic tendencies on the political right,” thereby making Dems responsible for both sides’ fringes.
The Democratic Party may not yet be a fringe party, but it’s increasingly a party of the fringe.
GREGORY MARSHALL, MARIETTA