Extreme Rhetoric

Last week speakers at a weekly protest organized by Citizens for a Better Southern Tier held up the Nazi flag, compared supporters of Donald Trump to supporters of Adolph Hitler, and called us traitors. I am always looking to engage in a dialogue and find common ground to solve the problems facing our community, but this extreme rhetoric is polarizing and not productive in any way. As we work to elevate the conversation and bring people together we will continue to highlight and call out this divisiveness.