In today's political climate, and what many see as the destruction and the demise of our Constitution, it is relatively easy to lose ones cool, becoming coarse and offensive in our retoric, on forums and in exchanges . Yes, I have been guilty of this behavior myself. I have to admit at the time of my caustic outburst. I thought I felt good and was quite smug about my comeback, only to realize later that I had lost the battle, and not only lost, but I felt immense, disappointed about how I had lost.
To lose a discussion on the merits is one thing, to lose because of acerbic, name calling, foul language is inexcusable. At this stage of the game, I make a point of not using vulgarity. I reach out to find the person right name, also to assure the right title to those in office, especially those with whom I am in total disagreement. We have seen and heard the leader of the Senate, Mr. Reid call citizens who were using their constitutional rights as terrorists. Too often members of our political class use offensive language to intimidate those who oppose them, and spew rhetoric that is blatant thuggish behavior.
As an example, I always refer to Obama as President Obama. In my opinion, the Presidency is the highest office in the country; In the most powerful nation, in the world, and it is the office that demands my respect. I happen to disagree entirely with most of Obama's policies and have no respect for his administration. Having said that when I argue the lack of merit of this President, any offensive rhetoric regarding his policies, create fodder for my opponents, and the message I had hoped to convey becomes lost in their response to my earthiness.
With some people especially those on the far left, there is precious little that you can say, that will change their minds. As we, we have all come to realize double standards abound in the liberal left. At least when I walk away or finish my criticism, I may not have won the argument, but my honor is intact, and that is a solid, good feeling.
And in doing so replay my opinion) as to how we Conservatives, Keepers of the Constitution, behave in our debates. (I have to confess; sometimes it is a mighty challenge to keep my lips zipped.) So, my fellow Patriots, may I suggest we take the high ground. Also, keep in mind; It is crucial to remember your VOTE use it wisely.
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