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Letter to the Editor: Both sides of district debate misbehave

I have no children, so for the most part I have been able to observe the fray over the School District Recall from a position of comfortable objectivity.

Based on what I have read in the Sierra Sun, and especially in the July 3 edition (in an article and a Letter to the Editor), people on both sides of this issue have been guilty of boorish and unacceptable behavior, of distorting the facts, and of relying on threats, innuendo and fear-mongering to promote their position.

What do you think you are teaching your children with this kind of conduct? What do you think this says about the health of our democracy? No democracy can function and survive unless its citizens can agree to disagree from positions of mutual respect and good faith.

This is not a reality show, people. You can’t just vote someone you disagree with off the island and smirk about it afterwards. This is real life and these are your real neighbors. What you say and do will have real consequences that you might not be able to walk away from when it’s all over.

My guess is, your children are probably better at settling their playground disputes than you appear to be at settling your political ones.

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