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Adam Twardowski, Moorhead, Published October 23 2012

Letter: Feeding the culture of cynicism, mistrust

I’m genuinely surprised that a story about Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., expressing a view about an organization that chose not to endorse him made front-page news.

People of all political stripes regularly refer to organizations and ideas with which they disagree as “extremist.” Big deal. Even though Peterson has a nearly 100 percent anti-abortion voting record (demonstrating he obviously cares about the issue), perhaps he has a legitimate moral reason for holding this particular view.

Regardless, secretly recording people is extraordinarily inelegant. Doing so perpetuates a cynical political culture of mistrust and is a kind of behavior that seems to be inconsistent with Concordia’s stated mission of “being responsibly engaged in the world.”