America needs unity and positive national discourse

Published: Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 7, 2005 at 10:53 p.m.
Suggesting that the insurgents in Iraq's "strongest support comes from the Democratic Party," as Edward Roberts did on Jan. 4, is both wrongheaded and dangerous.
At this critical time when America needs to band together more than ever to heal our nation's wounds and seek a more rigorous and meaningful national debate on key issues, Roberts' arguments fall short. He and many others like him, from both sides of the aisle, continue to do a disservice to our country with their unproductive, often irrelevant and unabashedly disturbing diatribes.
Our national discourse must move away from this hate-mongering and elevate to the point where respect and compromise are again found. Our country, and more importantly, our children, deserve better.
Andrew L. Hall, Gainesville

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