Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The U.S. Must Not Be Torn Apart by the Tough Issues

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The U.S. Must Not Be Torn Apart by the Tough Issues

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I am an American. I am not Christian. I am not Jewish. I am not Muslim. I am not Hindu. I am all and I am none. It is what makes America the nation we are. As we are all and we are none, we should be very careful as to what we as a nation decide are our underlying values. What is right to one is wrong to another.

Some things are easy in the abstract. Murder is wrong. This is easy. Capital punishment is the taking of a life -- this is hard. Is it right to take a life to avenge a life?

Abortion is hard. To some the very idea of abortion is wrong, and to others it is a right. The choices one person makes may not be the choices another person makes, but we must remember that we are many, we are diverse and one size does not fit all.

Freedom of speech is easy. But it is hard to decide what is speech and when does it devolve from speech to hate. …

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