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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is an 'era of civility' about to start?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is an 'era of civility' about to start?


Can the year 2021 be the beginning of an "era of civility"?

How difficult can it be to follow the Old Testament 10 Commandments combined with the New Testament teachings of love and forgiveness?

Will we be able to overcome the ultimate conscience anesthetizer, justification?



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As candidates, we all make promises and lay out plans for the city should the voters put their faith in us and vote to elect us to the Florence City Council. In terms of District 3, I have declared my candidacy, and having been a former city councilman, I know that while we have accomplished so much as a city, there is still much work to do.

I have read over the past few years, with some amusement, Roy Haymond’s conspiracy theories and misrepresentation in his letters to the editor. His most recent letter, however, contains disinformation, which if read as truth, presents a danger to our democratic (small d) institutions. I have voted in every Presidential election since 1960. I have never seen such juvenile responses to an election as those of this president and Congressional Republicans. Their disinformation and blatant lies need to be reputed by facts.

Two complementary bromides: "The cat is out of the bag" and "You can't put toothpaste back into the tube." And from the prize-fight circuit we get, “The fix is in.”

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