Never, in the decades this member has served, has it been this bad Political opponents are no longer just other public servants with whom we might disagree on various matters; they are now evil people who regularly lie and who desire the worst for the American people. Every day on talk radio, cable news channels, and in the blogosphere, the political opponents of the media screamers are vilified and attacked in the most vicious ways, with the kind of language you teach your children not to use about others: "Liars," "Nazis," Democrats who want a "government takeover," Republicans who want their fellow Americans to "die quickly," "enemies of America," "unpatriotic" if they disagree with you on foreign policy, "un-Christian" if they don't agree with your morality, and either "baby killers" or "misogynists" or "fundamentalist extremists" or "God-haters," depending on which side of the debates they're on.
The Urgency of Civility Jim Wallis Sojourners Magazine; Dec 2009; 38, 11; Docstoc pg. 7 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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