Where have the moderates gone?

We keep hearing about the differences between religious and political beliefs and how polarized we have become. I don’t think the issue is whether your religion or party differs from others but how stridently you hold that belief system.

Fundamentalism seems to be the main issue in our dialogue and how we ultimately reach compromise and action, or don’t. Sadly, the position of being a moderate is considered a weakness when in truth it is the only way to reach consensus in our pluralistic society.

Steve Holtkamp, Fresno