In the March 21 edition of The American, in the “Your Voices” feature, you asked the question “What are you afraid of?” One of the people answering said “Republicans.” I find it pretty sad to find that this person is not only afraid of me, but of around 50 percent of her fellow Americans, just because we have different ideas politically. If we go around fearing those we don’t even know, what chance is there that we will ever get past the negativity that is so prevalent in our society? I don’t think of myself as a fearful person. If that person who is afraid of me would like to meet me in a safe place of her choosing, where we could find some common ground, maybe she would find that we’re not so frightening. If not, at least I know I tried.