Open your Minds and Hearts, Brother 

It seems evey time there is a big push by the administration to up the President's poll numbers through nationalistic speeches--attended only by screened attendees who sign a pledge to applaud--I get a flurry of phone calls and e-mails about Ted Rall, Bill Cope and accusations of slander, libel and all kinds of nasties are hurled at this paper. I'd just like to remind you that everyone's reality is seen through the color of their own beliefs. In a red state like Idaho, people may be more likely to see commie-liberals. Your gift to everyone this season would be to open your mind to appreciate that we live in a diverse society where everyone doesn't have to think like you do or live the way you live. That's all I have to say about that, brother.

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