Politics should not get in the way of neighbors

With all the bile and mudslinging in politics today, it was refreshing to read last week about the Lamps and Lieses, next-door neighbors in the North Riverside neighborhood. The Lamps are dedicated Republicans, and the Lieses are dyed-in-the-wool Democrats. Their yards are filled with signs supporting opposing candidates. Yet they haven’t lost perspective on what really matters or how they should treat others with respect. “If our politics causes us to destroy or vilify our neighbor, then what good is the politics? It defeats everything,” Linda Lamp told The Eagle. Alan Lies added: “The neighbor concept is more important to us than politics.”