Divisiveness must end or we perish
January 21, 2021
To The Eagle:
It is troubling to see how divided we've become as a society over this past year. One half of America was trashing the Federal Courthouse in Portland six months ago because of one man's actions, and now the other half has trashed the U.S. Capitol because of one man's words. People have been killed over the mask issue. Careers, friendships, and reputations have been ruined over the election issue. Even our little community hasn't been spared the gall of divisiveness, if the war of words on these pages is anything to go by.
We've been so focused on external threats - from Iran, Russia, China - that we've forgotten Lincoln's prescient words reminding us that "if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide."