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From: barry levine
Date: Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 9:06 AM
Subject: re: The Virtue of Contradicting Ourselves
To the Editor:
Anyone who is honest and intellectually engaged must sometimes change her/his mind as new information becomes available. This poses a problem for any republic. The American form of government requires that I vote for someone in this cycle whom I will trust to act as I would want on future issues as yet unforeseen. The only guide by which I can choose such a leader is his/her past action. To vote for a candidate with a record of position reversals is to embrace a personality, but not a platform or a program; it reduces politics to a popularity contest.
Barry Haskell Levine