Teacher's Ramblings

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Incivililty Or Worse

Michelle has written on something that has had me very concerned, violence in any form in US politics. Granted we are a 'rough and tumble' country. Many of us take our politics very seriously, (I just spent more than an hour writing on that very topic). At the beginning of August I put some Bush signs on my front yard, within two days I had my mailbox blown up with firecrackers, my car vandalized, and the signs stolen. I replaced the mailbox, fixed the car, and replaced the signs.

My next door neighbor has Democratic signs on her lawn, we still talk, we are friends. We have very different ideas of what is best for the country. We will both express our wills on November 2, not by vandalizing each other's property. I do think the left, perhaps with their greater youth numbers, are more guilty of this than the right.

Considering some of the organizations that have Democratic ties, http://teachersramblings.blogspot.com/2004/10/democrats-have-awful-lot-of-nerve.html and this, http://teachersramblings.blogspot.com/2004/10/on-very-uncivil-election.html I guess no less should be expected.

This has been a problem across the country: http://www.publicopiniononline.com/news/stories/20041012/localnews/1401132.html

Even the NY Times ombudsman agrees the left has been a bit too strident:

Consider what was passing for advice prior to the RNC convention:
http://www.rncnotwelcome.org/fighttheman.html which had connections to some of the groups mentioned with ties to DNC...

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