EDITOR'S DESK: Let's find the Mayberry within Crestview

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Why not?

Granted, no town can match a 1960s sitcom's seemingly idyllic, aw-shucks, nothing-to-worry-about-but-what-to-serve-for-supper setting, but why should the expectation be that Crestview has a significant potential for crime or division?

Why shouldn't serious crimes and dysfunction be the exception?

This doesn't mean everyone should wear rose-colored glasses; it does mean that everyone, if they're not doing so already, could find the Mayberry within themselves, think of others and be more charitable.

We shouldn't speculate on what happened Saturday and why, but we should respect others' basic rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

We should remember that everyone here is someone's brother or sister, son or daughter, nephew or niece, grandson or granddaughter, best friend, spouse or role model.

You've probably heard of paying it forward; how every good deed begets another good deed, and creates a chain reaction.

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