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Dear Editor: When I read a political editorial or opinion column in the newspapers of today, it leaves the impression that nearly all of the dialogue is misleading, inflammatory or derogatory. The columns today appear to be obsessed with partiality on both sides of the political spectrum. When Senator John McCain, R-Ariz, criticized Representative Bachmann's, R-Minn, claim on the Senate floor for accusing Huma Abedin, a senior advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood; "When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation and we all grow poorer because of it," he said.

The rise of incendiary political rhetoric in the past fewyears, "I believe," only seems to promote distrust and ill feelings toward the government as well as its' citizens. We hear so many loud and angry voices in America today that it appears their sole purpose is try and keep some people paranoid and the rest of us all torn up and upset with each other. Political views as well as ideology are distorting the "American Dream" and that raises the danger to everybody. One of the major perils today is the citizen's lack of knowledge about any of their representatives when they go to vote (if they vote) and their lack of concern when asked about the direction America should be heading. 

Donald Heaton