Important to listen to all sides of debate

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Either we have free speech in this country or we don’t. We’re allowed to criticize or argue with another’s free speech. We aren’t allowed to stifle it. We can also shun and ignore another’s opinions, which diminishes their power.I suggest listening. If we don’t listen to the “opposition,” we won’t know what they’re thinking. You can’t deal with (possible) problems of which you’re not aware.Always remember that the “opposition” really believes they’re right. And so do we. We can hope for meeting in the middle. Compromise isn’t a dirty word.Our educational institutions should keep in mind their goals and purpose.Marilyn B. GuidarelliRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Rotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img

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