A foundation of tolerance
Chris Graff wrote an interesting column in the current (July) issue of Vermont Business Magazine. It is about civility or the possible lack thereof in Vermont in comparison to the rest of the country. Itís the difference of opinion that makes the horse race. I learned this more than 50 years ago, and I believe it stands true today.
The foundation of our society is one of compromises and amicability towards our fellow man. Democracy does require vigorous and spirited discourse between all parties, neighbors, schoolmates, work mates and perhaps most of all between families and their members. Until we start at the foundation of society, the family, only then can we begin to understand those around us and celebrate our differences and the fact that we live in this beautiful little state that holds such a persuasive tug at our heartstrings and spirits and embrace this heritage and attract like-minded souls from around the world.