Letter: Debate is a big plus

In response to Elise Patkotak’s comment piece, “Why have people become so blind to compromise,” March 27: Compromising principles for the sake of compromise never has a good outcome, even in politics.

There are principled men and women on the left and the right. Heated debate on the ideas and merits has always been good for America. We don’t have any problem with a debate of ideas, even if the length of the debate gets tiring. But all too often, the messenger is attacked instead of the idea. It can effectively shut off the exchange of ideas, but nobody wins.

Faith Myers, Dorrance Collins

Anchorage