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Civil voices

Published July 24, 2013 2:23 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

I applaud Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, for his effort to provoke deep thinking about education and the compulsory aspects of current law. I do not agree with all of his points.

I listened to Paul Mero of the Sutherland Institute and others who were interviewed by Doug Fabrizio on KUER's RadioWest Monday and was struck by the fact that an intelligent and constructive dialogue could occur on this topic. No shouting.

The conservative part of our broad society is poorly served by the "blasting" voices that seem to represent their views. Rush Limbaugh comes to mind, as do many others in this space. I see the liberal hyperbole as well.

The societal issues we face today need and deserve civil debate. I support the people and forums that serve such a purpose.

Doug Hasbrouck

Riverton