‘Disagree all you want, but do it with civility’

Posted on October 15, 2012 by


This is a letter to the editor that appeared on phillyburbs.com. It expresses, politely, the disgust that many Americans feel, about the sad state of American politics.

As this increasingly rancorous election season comes to a merciful end, there is an opportunity to view the process differently. The new view doesn’t require an act of Congress or an Internet vote or poll. It merely requires each of us to respond to each other in a manner of civility and unity. Civility is defined as “formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.” Unity is “the state of being united or joined as a whole, especially in a political context.”

As Americans, we will never,