Mohler Calls for Finding “Common Ground”

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Don Mohler. Photo courtesy: Baltimore County Government.

Don Mohler, who served late last term as Baltimore County Executive after a years-long career in county administration, speaks out about the testy political climate.

In a guest article on the policy-and-politics website Maryland Matters, former Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler offered his thoughts on a political climate he sees as frought with deep and unreasonable opposition.

Mohler has made civility in public affairs an emphasis of his profile post-county service. he now leads a communications consulting firm.

From his piece:

As I wrote last September, young people look to the adults in their lives for guidance, not only about how to read their first book or solve a quadratic equation but also to show them how to treat one another. We have a responsibility to teach those in our care what a supportive and nurturing community looks like.

The adult community needs to show students that we can disagree without being disagreeable and that we are able to move past preconceptions to find common ground. Is this work difficult? Yes. But it is well worth the effort.

It’s time to say enough is enough and really mean it. Our children are watching. 

See also, Mohler’s opinion item from the Baltimore Sun last September.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties
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