Mumpower’s missing pieces

Hal Millard’s profile fleshed out the personal side—including some admirable character traits—of Carl Mumpower. However, the article must have missed the childhood episodes when Carl refused to play in the sandbox with the other kids, or when he threatened to hold his breath until he turned blue unless everyone played by his rules.

Adhering to principles may be a sign of strong character, but not if those principles narrow a character’s focus to a single facet of multifaceted issues (e.g., the only answer to the complex drug and immigration issues is stronger law enforcement). What good are lofty principles if the holder is incapable of working with others to forge a compromise solution at least a step closer to those values? I do not want a representative in Washington, however highly principled, whose political repertoire is limited to cutting off his nose to spite his face.

— Cecil J. Clark
Asheville

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