We are fast becoming an uncivil society. This is occurring notwithstanding acts of kindness and consideration by many of our citizens. Nowhere is this more evident than in politics and government. Whether in Albany, Harrisburg, Washington, Trenton or any state capitol, nastiness seems to be the order of the day. Each side is bent on demonizing the other. The immediate reaction to the horrifying shooting in Tucson exemplified this. Almost before any concern was shown about the condition of the victims, the blame-game, finger-pointing and name-calling began. It is so bad it seemes to have shocked us all into deep reflection on what our democracy has become. One can only hope that it will cause everyone politicians and citizens alike to realize that lack of civility is tearing the fabric of our nation apart.
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