The Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion

Civil discourse is more productive


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jul. 16, 2017 - 5:58 AM

To the author of the letter “Liberals are not using Common Sense” published Thursday, I read your letter in our Newnan paper this morning. I respect your opinion, and I'm proud that we are allowed to express ourselves in this great country.

If we liberals and conservatives could express ourselves more civilly, I'm certain our discourse would provide more fruitful solutions to the issues facing our country. Accusing us of being "brainwashed," referring to "Hillary conspirators,” suggesting we do not use our "common sense" and that we need to "pull our heads out of the sand" is simply not productive. However, it speaks volumes about the attitudes of many.

I am proud to have had the opportunity to express my views, and I was very proud to have marched in that July 4th parade because, you know, we all have the freedom to express ourselves in this United States of America.

Beverly Jennings

Newnan