Since when has our great republic defied all manner of civil discourse, deeming it convenient and comfortable to wage war over political ideology?
Never forget, what separates our Constitution from Sharia law is a clear distinction between differences in political ideology and the subtle matters of the degree, to which we differ over public policy implementation.
In this country, the debate should mirror total affirmation on the political ideology that we deem sacred to the implementation of Democrat/Republican values, but differing views on the degree to which we implement them. And what is it with this inimical name calling, as we come to ideological blows, replete with charges and counter-charges of ignorance, intolerance and disinformation?
Yes, we are all Americans, but incivility has no place and enjoys no honor, when the freedom and dignity of the American people is under assault. And yes, it is, indeed, but sadly, by our own people. One must have to affirm the time-honored maxim, I may disagree with your political view from heart to soul, but I will defend to my death your right to print and speak it.
Douglas W. Sherfy, Fresno