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Remember nuance? 

In our public airspace, don’t you see how the rhetoric comes from the inside out? I’m noticing that people who aren’t working on developing compassion and seeing the humanity in all people are the ones who simplify things into stock labels and simple vilification. For instance, our president is a human being like the rest of us. He has many faults and also many good qualities. He accomplishes good thing and also makes plenty of mistakes.

With intelligence and the desire to practice compassion, we are able to see nuances and the good in every human being.

I long for the day when our rhetoric embraces our ideals and we can be an inspiring country and a model for others once again.

-- Debbie Highfill - Morro Bay

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