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It’s not difficult to see the obvious political polarization that has developed within our country resulting in much of the governmental dysfunction today.

I submit that it is driven largely by a self-serving media that have not only shed their ability to report objectively but have crossed the “bias” border long ago and are now active participants in the progressive, anti-conservative American campaign we witness almost on a daily basis under the current Democratic administration.

The unfolding of the ObamaCare debacle is just another example of the change that liberal zealots are determined to impose upon a preoccupied American public.

And it seems the media have chosen to represent this segment of society, liberal progressives, at the expense of all others.

There is another assault, this on our First Amendment rights, again coming from Perry White, city editor for the Watertown Daily Times. And it is just the latest in a continuing wave of vitriol aimed at conservative and religious Americans with the tacit approval of the Watertown Daily Times.

On Nov. 14, Mr. White penned a column titled “Proposing the true American Way,” which was actually antithetical considering it was an outright attack on the true American way and it reflects the liberal road map to silencing American expressions of faith.

Mr. White distorts logic and exhibits mild delusion in extolling his version of a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy as his solution for this country’s liberal tolerance of religion. It seems that opening public meetings with a simple prayer upsets atheists, so much that they contort our constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion to instead mean freedom “from” religion.

He says that atheists are victims of coercion, that they’re excluded and inhibited by public expression of faith. He wants expression to be silent.

In their haste to repudiate Christianity they fail, either out of ignorance or denial, to acknowledge the positive impact of the Judeo-Christian ethos on American culture throughout the history of this country. That simple recognition is mind-numbingly absent.

Mr. White should thank God that he grew up under such a benevolent Christian culture, which stresses free will, righteous behavior and openly allows men to pursue their own, even atheistic, path. He would not be so bold had he lived under an Islamic regime. Even today, open expression becomes coercion in Mr. White’s mind, and religion is best practiced behind closed doors he states. Be silent?

It is irresponsible that the Watertown Daily Times allows such ignorant, inflammatory and extremist statements from an editor displaying such a lack of respect for a community they purport to represent. And in their zeal to promote secularism, Mr. White and the Watertown Daily Times dishonor this community openly and defiantly.

They contribute mightily to the political divisiveness and chaos consuming this country, and it is their intolerance that is plain for all to see.

David Kosulandich

Gouverneur

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