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posted: 10/25/2013 5:00 AM

Respect for others' viewpoints dying

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You hit the nail on the head in your editorial Sunday, Oct. 20. We have become a people divided and proud of it.

Neither side listens to the other side or other viewpoints because what they believe is right and the others are wrong. Each side watches/listens to radio/ TV stations that espouse their beliefs. These stations have plenty of news anchors that read from the same script, whether the right or the left.

We listen to them so long saying the same thing that it must, in fact, be true. The other side is always wrong.

And it gets harder to find those with opinions that are the middle of the road. They are becoming a dying breed.

I envy you for your optimism. But I'm beginning to think that it is naiveté. I do not remember when our nation was ever at such a un-resolvable impasse that it faces today. Nothing was learned this past week.

Larry Zak

Lake Villa

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