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Why all the anger in letters to the editor?
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
I am writing this letter in hopes of finding some peace at least for a little while for those of us who read the Opinion page. I don’t always agree with what the writers have to say but sometimes they make some valid points. What I don’t understand is all the anger. I am hoping that we can have some peace at least during the Christmas holidays. Be kind to one another for goodness sakes.

There are several frequent writers that seem to be carrying on a feud with each other as well as anyone who disagrees with their opinions. I have no idea what they are trying to accomplish especially when one particular statement seems to emanate from each writer and that is their right to their freedom of speech. Yet at the same time each writer seems to be determined to disavow the other of that very right.
After all this time, they should be able to find something positive to do with the time they spend writing excessive letters to the editor. There are many ways to spend time productively rather than continue to inundate all of us with their rhetoric.

The name calling such as “left wing, right wing, red, blue, conservative, liberal, etc.” How in the world will anything be resolved if we don’t respect each other and so far, respect does not seem to be a priority? You don’t have to agree with a person’s opinion but you should at least respect their right to have their opinion. Learn to agree to disagree. It is easier than you think.

There are many assertions of being Christians but no one is showing a Christian spirit in their writing. What God do they serve? Spread the love of God, not hate. Maybe a review of what it really means to be a Christian is in order. If by chance you don’t believe in God, that is your choice. God does allow us to make our own choices.

Please, stop the fighting. Surely there is something else that you can do to get your message across in a loving way. Otherwise, write to each other and spare the rest of us the agony of having to be participants in your fights.
Maybe the newspaper needs to institute a limit to how many letters a person can submit within a certain number of days. Something needs to be done and soon.
 Cathy Nash
Dec. 15, 2009