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Bullies in our midst — in local government

I read with interest your article about the lack of civility, patience, and courtesy shown by many people at local government meetings (“Meeting will come to disorder,” Page A1, Aug. 12). While people justifiably decry bullying in schools or elsewhere when children are involved, similar behavior by adults is tolerated, and often cheered on, when those on the receiving end are involved in politics.

Does it never occur to these adult bullies that children learn through observed behavior and not through the platitude of “Do as I say, not as I do”? Maybe we should treat these adults as we do the children who bully: suspend them from participation.

Ed Feldman


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