My father was a college professor, and I grew up with politics at the dinner table, left, right and center, and learned how to discuss differences without rancor. And I am still capable of and willing to talk about politics with those I might disagree with, whether they are from the left or right.
However, those who would choose violence to further their own ends are not interested in politics, but in dictatorship — and they do harm to our democracy. We can hope that the shooting at the Alexandria baseball field will create a sense of “working together” in our Congress, which is very badly needed.
Clement Salvadori, Atascadero