Lewistown is the heart of Montana. It represents true community – a place where we can raise our children with small-town values. Regardless of race, religion, or political view, we are a community made stronger by our diversity. In fact, if history has taught us anything, it’s that communities are weakened when fear, intolerance, bigotry and ignorance are allowed to overpower compassion and tolerance. So when I read these sentiments in our local paper, they strike a blow against the place I, and my family, have made our home for almost a decade. I wasn’t born in Montana.