Thursday letters: U.S. leaders must dwell in unity

November 7, 2013 

Congress Returns

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J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE — AP

I am concerned about the U.S. House, the Senate and the president. Communication between them has ceased because the listening has declined as their voices — in high tones, high frequency and high esteem — have highlighted partisan interests rather than identifying their strengths and respect for each other, so that new heights of wisdom can be shared to advance America.

As an eternal optimist, I will always believe that one step from each aisle can be made so two can be heard as one voice on behalf of many Americans.

The best of the best will speak twice but be heard as one — doing what is best for the people, by the people. As recorded in Psalm 133:1: “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in unity.”

When one listens to a neighbor and is treated equally, so much can be achieved.

America, united we stand, in the truest sense — liberty.

Toni Lewis Kleckley

Columbia

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