Re "Debates on issues need more sense of civility" (Forum, Dec. 2): I disagree with almost everything U.S. Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, espouses. I am for social programs, gay marriage, gun control, education funding and helping the people who need help.
I voted for Ami Bera and I hope he does a great job.
However, I respect Lungren for showing up to talk to all of us who disagreed with him. He came to a Peace and Justice forum in Elk Grove and talked to a horribly biased audience and was gracious under fire. I received at least one call a month for town hall meetings. When we took a trip to Washington, D.C., his office was amazing.
I may not agree with his politics but I agree with his column about civility. I think the congressman deserves respect and admiration for his civility and outreach. Our current leaders should emulate his graciousness if not his politics.
-- Pam Beckman-Erbe, Elk Grove
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