Letter: Lifting up civic duty

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What a refreshing and reinforcing article by David Brooks on rural America’s practices, beliefs, ethics and commitment in IBJ’s Forefront [What rural America has to teach us, March 29]. Especially coming from a New York Times columnist living amongst the urban liberal idealism folks! This is substantial proof why we need to preserve and protect the Electoral College, as also explained very well by Jennifer Hallowell’s Forefront column [Abandoning Electoral College is bad for U.S, Indiana].

Two columnists from two completely different geographic and political sections of the country, and both understand the importance of civic involvement and political duty, and not just for the biased and trend-following portion of our urban population.

Kevin Parsons

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