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Reader's view: There is no right to voice views through violence

It saddens me people think they have the right to voice their views through violence. What gives one person the right to take someone's life over political views? This act gives political parties more reason to turn on each other, and turning on ...

It saddens me people think they have the right to voice their views through violence. What gives one person the right to take someone's life over political views? This act gives political parties more reason to turn on each other, and turning on each other is only going to make the political/economic situation worse.

What we need is compromise. I am not saying I like compromise; who does? As Americans we want what we want, when we want it, with no thought of how it will affect our peers. We as a country, however, are not going to get anywhere without compromise; without it we are at a standstill. We expect to be able to push a button, "right," and see the direction of the country turn 180 degrees to the east. Eight years later we push "left" and the country is headed west the way it came. But why do we always have to move in a longitudinal direction? Maybe we should explore farther north, and I hear the beaches in South America are nice.

We cannot change what is done, but we can learn from it. We cannot let the lives of Americans go in vain. We must take action in the form of change, and change can only come in the form of compromise.

Jessica Roos

Duluth

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