The partisan viciousness among the highest levels of our government has permeated all the way down to neighborhoods, friends and even families. In my case, it is the friendship with a neighbor. He is an excellent person, very successful in his chosen profession, highly respected by his colleagues and appreciated by fellow men.

But we have different political leanings that have torn us asunder. I wish to assert that if we all were to follow the same political line, we would all be a step closer to dictatorship. Neither he nor I would like to live in such a society. Let us bury the hatchet.