Kirk Aker
Vail, CO, Colorado

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December 29, 2012
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Vail Daily letter: Follow your own advice

I always get a kick out of reading letters to the editor when the writer lectures everyone about the ills of what everyone else is doing, saying or politicizing, and then the writer goes into diatribes doing the same thing, only from the opposite point of view.

Such was the letter from Fredric Butler about how we should only be mourning the tragic loss of life in the Newtown massacre and how we should all refrain from discussing anything beyond that, particularly gun safety.

Mr. Butler made his point with his first two paragraphs. But he just could not bring himself to stop there, sensing his own self-serving politicization opportunity in the next eight paragraphs.

But anyway, that's not what I primarily wanted to point out. Did anyone happen to notice the quote by Albert Einstein in the upper right-hand corner of the commentary page, just above Fredric Butler's letter? If not, it read: "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who didn't do anything about it."

Quite the juxtaposition to Mr. Butler's letter, don't you think?

Kirk Aker


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