Carrol Vertrees: Where has civility gone in American society?

Posted on July 22, 2012 by


The following article appeared in the Post-Tribune of northwest Indiana over the weekend. Carrol Vertrees writes opinion articles. We recommend this one.

I cannot precisely define civility, but I know when it is
missing from our discussions on politics, religion, social issues. That is easy, because it is absent most of the time.

The country is in a funk. Candidates raise and spend millions telling us stuff that is either wrong or badly bent, and if we like what they say we cheer and call for more.

Civility is being eroded not just because of our people in Washington, but because of us — we are a big part

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