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June 7, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

Lately, as I read the letters to the editor, it's obvious that there is a dramatic increase in the amount of personal attacks on other contributors.

For some strange reason a hand full of "little people" believe that by denigrating other people, who are expressing their ideas, they are elevating themselves. And, by spewing this kind of vitriol they then experience a good feeling. I call this obscene behavior a despicable display of depravity.

Let me be clear, I'm not talking about discussions involving elected officials.

In these instances issues and names need to be discoursed and then debated.

When politicians act like weasels. When they make promises and then default.

When they ignore their oath to perform in the best interests of the people, and instead cater to special interest groups, they then deserve to be uncovered. When they refuse to take responsiblity for their actions and either lie about their performance or point the finger in another direction, it's then that they earned our wrath and our scorn.

This is not the case when writers choose to express themselves and instead of being satisfied with having the other side of the issue debated these morally corrupt meat-heads feel that they better support their argument by attempting to put down another person with demeaning unprofessional babble. Mark Twain may have said it best when he opined "let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed." It's time for the "little people" to grow up and understand that making a fool of ones self is the beginning of full blown insanity. Everyone deserves the opportunity to express themselves and there's no need to mention names to support the issue on the other side!

Dick Kalfus

Cape Coral



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