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JENIFER MASSEY, San Clemente

Abraham Lincoln said, “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our natures.”

We must also re-learn the art of “agreeing to disagree” with people whose political views we don’t share, rather than alienating them. Sadly, our growing interconnectedness online is making us disconnected from one another.

At the same time, it’s incumbent upon us to focus on educating the next generation about their democracy.

As the passengers on Flight 103 famously said: “Let’s roll!”

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