Dear Editor: Thanks in large part to media manipulation of the masses, our country has become deeply divided — yet many people still believe a charismatic leader will come forward and restore a feeling of unity among the American people.

That spark of hopeful thinking was not too far-fetched back when there was a long-shot possibility of bridging the gap between Democrats and Republicans, but the era of political common ground seems to have come to an end.

Today, because compromise has become a dirty word, I fear that we will emerge from the 2020 election more divided than we have ever been. I also fear that we will witness never-before-seen levels of destructive and uncivil behavior.

I hope and pray that my fear is misplaced.


Claude Diamond


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