04/29/2014 5:29 PM
04/29/2014 5:29 PM
On Bob Ray Sanders’ column on former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (April 23): First, kudos to Stevens for his long service and continued contributions at age 94.
Kudos also for his goal to get conversation started (although I am pretty sure the conversation has never stopped on the subject topics).
It is worrisome, however, that some want to stifle conversation nowadays, making such statements as “the debate is over” on subjects such as climate change.
It is also worrisome that some would target those who hold a differing opinion, such as targeting those who believe in traditional marriage.
While these are not the topics treated by Justice Stevens in his new book, all public debate should be held to the same standards. We should continue to promote conversation and to respect differing opinions.
It is my hope that the liberals can be openminded, as they expect of others. To that end, I would say, “Hallelujah!”
— Ross P. Menger, Alvarado
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