Now that we ended a tumultuous presidential election year and had the inauguration, I challenge people to show civility. Civility is more than being polite. It is a moral act of respect for other human beings. We don’t need to be unpleasant, distasteful, offensive, nasty, bad-tempered or rude.
I can be uncivil and say, “Trump is an idiot for not believing in climate change. What does he know?” Or I can be civil and say, “I am concerned about Trump’s views on climate change. I hope he is able to be open to listening to the scientific community.”
The need for civility goes for pro- and anti-everything and all parties. When we disagree, let’s do it without being disagreeable.
Patti Potter, Fresno
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