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By Gordon Forgey

Widespread fear


November 8, 2018

It is amazing, but true.

The American people are in agreement on a political issue. Consensus is overwhelming. It is something not seen in a long time.

This goes beyond Tuesday’s election results. In fact, it may be more fundamental than who won and who lost.

According to a recent poll, nearly 80 percent of Americans are fearful that the political divides will lead to violence.

The poll indicates they are afraid.

Both parties are guilty of playing hardball continuously. They give the other party no quarter, and it is not always over the most important or closely held beliefs. The oppositi...

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