Letter: Avoid sowing divisiveness

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After the 2012 election, I stopped reading and watching the news. I didn’t agree with the direction our country was taking, and knew there was really nothing I could do about it, and just didn’t want to know what was going on.

Fast forward to 2016 and the last election — a new president and a new direction. I started taking the newspaper again, although I still avoided the television news like the plague, knowing that I wouldn’t agree with their liberal interpretations. I know there is absolutely nothing I can say that will convince a liberal to change his or her views, but liberals have to talk harder and louder to try to change mine. But it is not working. There are always going to be winners and losers, but many are not good winners or good losers. We, as adults, have a responsibility to set a good example for those following behind us.

There are three rules about planting and reaping: You always reap what you sow. You always reap more of it. You always reap it later. The words we speak are the seeds we sow. Anger and divisiveness lead to more of the same. Is that really what any of us want for ourselves and our country? I would hope not.