Real issues often ignored in contentious campaign
Dear Editor: In post-debate mode, I am anticipating the nation and our local folks, relatives and friends finally peacefully discussing the issues. But I write this facetiously, since the entertainment driving this election will keep us on non-issues until we vote.
I hope we can look at issues like health care for all, respecting diversity (including cultural, sexual and religious), big money in government, and a common sense uniting of free countries against ISIS and intolerance.
I don’t mean to sound sacrosanct. I just think we have been distracted from Jeffersonian politics and big issues by the red herrings of anger and personality.
Surely there is legitimate anger at government for not representing us, but we might stop long enough for fact checks to see where the problem resides.
Humor and love of my neighbors has been the salve that has helped me face the future optimistically. Dan Paashaus Cottekill