I am very involved in politics. I have political message boards that I go on, and I also discuss politics with friends all the time. I am not going to put my political position in this post as this is not the purpose of the post, and I have other boards to do that in. But I just want to express my dismay as to the level of vitriol that I have noticed in this country, and even on the boards that I chat on. It seems that people are no longer able to discuss important issues of the day without being disrespectful to the other person. I am frequently cursed at and called the most vile names by people that oppose what I am saying. I feel quite strongly about my opinions, but I respect other opinions even if I firmly believe they are wrong. When did we lose our ability to be civil and respectful to other people that dont agree with us? What is the cause of this? It just seems to be getting worse, and politicians, and talking heads on both sides of the spectrum are also setting a bad example.
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1/10/06 at 8:15am