The limits of incivility

This is bad:

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I think this kind of thing is rare. But it doesn’t have to happen often to make an impact, nor to have a negative effect on politics as a whole.

Granted, I fall more on the “civility” end of the spectrum, but sending messages featuring real-life beheadings isn’t merely “tough” or “confrontational.” It makes you a bad person.

 

Author: joeldermole

Joel Mathis is a freelance writer who lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and son. He spent nine years as a syndicated columnist, co-writing the RedBlueAmerica column as the liberal half of a point-counterpoint duo. His honors include awards for best online commentary from the Online News Association and (twice) from the City and Regional Magazine Association.

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