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My turn: We all have an opinion

Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) (Source: Associated Press) Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) (Source: Associated Press)

I don’t know about you, but for me, November 9 can’t come soon enough.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m guessing you’re not following the election process.

Whether you have a favorite this year or not, many people have at least some opinion on what’s going on.  And it doesn’t appear to be fostering a sense of love and harmony. 

A recent Huffington Post poll found nearly half of all Americans “admit” to getting into a fight with a family member, friend or co-worker about the upcoming election.  Nearly half!  That’s a big number.

Social media seems to be fueling the flames of adversity.  Some people are opting to stay away from Facebook or other venues until after Election Day, out of fear of getting their dander up or finding out their good friend or neighbor has different political views. 

We all have our opinions and we’re not going to agree on everything.  But our opinions don’t make us a good or bad person.  And it certainly doesn’t mean that person who you’ve had a kinship with for years needs to be cut out of your life.  Agree to disagree… and then talk about other stuff.  Politics is not something worth ruining your relationships over.    

That’s my turn.  You might disagree…and that’s okay.  So now it’s your turn.  To comment on this segment or anything else, email me at

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