Recent letters have spurred me to send you the following platitudes:
• Displaying a political sign in your yard is not the same as “yelling fire in a crowded theater.”
• No one likes a boot licker.
• It’s best to walk away when a crazy person starts an argument.
• The First Amendment is vital because it allows people to hear and understand the greatest threats to our Republic for themselves.
• Apologizing is a sign of strength, not weakness.
• America was not founded as a Christian nation.
• Compassion is a virtue, not socialism.
• Optimism can be toxic.
• Social security numbers and political affiliations were never intended to become identification.
• Repeating a lie does not make it true.
• There is no inconvenience greater than a dead planet.
• If you wait for others to solve your problems, you will die dissatisfied.
• While it might not seem like it, there is no virtue in victimhood.
• Treat others as you wish to be treated.
• It’s a lot easier to assign blame to the weak than it is to the guilty.
• Taking more than your “fair share” is contemptible.
• We should encourage people to pursue as much education as possible.
• Teachers are as valuable as doctors.
• If you are expecting someone else to take away some of the burdens of raising children, then you’ve had too many children.
• No one can control how a person chooses to think about things.
• There is no guarantee of a happy ending.
• Humans are biological creatures and behave accordingly.
• There are lots of bad places to live; Los Alamos is not one of them, so let’s do our best to keep it that way.