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But the animosity speaks volumes. We act appalled as politicians refuse to compromise. We get sick and tired of them blaming one another for absolutely everything. But to compromise would likely be political suicide. God forbid a Democrat concur with the right's claim that lots of these "assault rifles" are only aesthetically like a military weapon. God forbid a Republican concur with the left's claim that most genuinely credible scientists overwhelmingly see global warming as a serious threat. The truth is irrelevant.
If this letter is published, I fully expect to be pummeled by--should I say--lefts and rights. Bring it on, people.
Our politicians are exactly what we ask for and exactly what we deserve. It has finally dawned on me where the blame lies: right there in the mirror.