NC Media Watch

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Let's hear more from the middle

Chip Carman recognizes the middle in "Funerals and protests,"August 23, 2005
The answers to the questions really do not matter. But asking the questions do. The greatest harm to our community, our nation, is clinging to "our side," or unquestionably following the rhetoric of either "side," or the silent majority ignorantly enjoying our present wealth and peace. And those at neither event (myself included), but interactive with both "sides" in daily life and conversations, you deserve a salute, and a blessing.
We often hear from both sides at the extreme edge on community issues in Union letters to the editor, in the monthly Republic, Yubanet web site, and blogs like this one. It is often hard to tell where those who sit between the left and the right stand on issues. While Chip thinks the middle “deserve a salute” for getting along with both sides, I think it would be better if heard more from this passive middle group. Letting the loudest voice prevail, will never bring a satisfactory solution.

This web log has a right leaning slant. However we welcome dialog from both sides of issues, especially with an emphasis on the facts. If we can all recognize the facts surrounding issues, then we can get a clearer view of community problems and craft some reasonable solutions. When the facts are in dispute, let's debate the supporting evidence and resolve the issue.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Frederic Christie said...

I agree with the notion of debating issues, but I don't think I am at all attacked by being called "far left", anymore than I could insult someone for being a "Republican". These are ad hominems. A Republican can be right and a leftist wrong.

Tue Aug 23, 03:59:00 PM PDT  

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