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We celebrated the Fourth by viewing "Won't You Be My Neighbor?", a documentary on Fred Rogers, at the Myrna Loy.

I'm guessing he would abhor the current separation of children from their parents. There were no illegal children in Mr. Rogers' eyes.

He remarked, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

Now, more than ever, we need to look for "the helpers," those willing to walk across the street to help their neighbor and to work across the aisle to seek solutions to divisive issues.

We need less "hate-mongering" and more "rolling up of sleeves" to move us toward a more inclusive United States of America.

I highly recommend this documentary on Fred Rogers.

Perhaps President Trump could invite Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to watch it with him. Heck, invite the Supreme Court, the Vice President and the Cabinet.

It couldn't hurt!

John Ilgenfritz


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