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SCOTT DEVITT, Buffalo, Minn.
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The governor was talking about people’s behavior, not the people themselves. I don’t believe that people have a right to scream in a person’s face just because they pay that individual’s salary. Every adult, not just those who are politicians, is a steward of the common good. It comes with adulthood. We all have stewardship in civil, polite public interactions. Unfortunately, some adults fail to understand this stewardship and feel free to forfeit the public good in favor of venting at people. I applaud the governor for making this point about what we rightfully expect of each other as adults in public life.
PAUL ROZYCKI, Minneapolis
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Take responsibility for what you can
What if we’re all doing our best around abortion? What if the real reason women and girls seek abortions is because the world doesn’t create a welcoming, supportive home for babies? If we spent our considerable energy creating that, we might get to an agreed-upon solution. What if we looked to doing the best we can by each working on ourselves? If we had responsibility and maturity throughout, each taking on what is ours to do, we’d evolve a wee bit faster.
BARBARA VAILE, Minneapolis
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