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Negative political campaigns and what we can do about them

From the June 18, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Over the past several months, Americans have been subjected to an unprecedented degree of negative campaigning in the lead-up to the presidential election. But here’s a realization that’s been helpful to me: Obedience to the First Commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” ( Exodus 20:3 ), is the antidote to the increasing polarization of political parties in many countries.