Letter: It’s time for us to depolarize

There are reports out there that people are taking yard signs. It is the season of politics in our nation, and the tension is growing. It is good to have choices and firm beliefs. But at day’s end, that neighbor will still be your neighbor, and that family member will still be your family member.

In my opinion, part of America’s greatness is that we can work together despite our differences. However, today in America these differences are sharper and more heated than in most of our history. When opponents become enemies, fighting and failure are not far behind

Failure is not an option for America. A non-political, non-partisan group formed in 2016 called Braver Angels is stepping up to help America depolarize. In its campaign, With Malice Toward None, Braver Angels is reaching out to individuals, churches, schools, and civic organizations with a program that these groups can use to help their own members depolarize before and after the November election. America may fail if our neighbors with differences become enemies.

If you or your organization are interested in joining this effort, please visit braverangelsindiana.org

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Jeff Marks

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