POV | If we lose civility we lose everything
Senator Mitch McConnell and his wife Secretary Elaine Chao were having dinner on Bardstown road last week when some rude idiot burst in and started yelling at them.
He took Ms. Chao's To-Go box and threw it out the door. Finally a few of the other patrons forced him from the restaurant.
I don't care if you're upset with Mitch McConnell, or Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi. That is not how civilized people behave.
Throwing a tantrum, behaving rudely, or even menacingly is not going to change minds. There are ways to protest your dissatisfaction, but it must be done in a civil and responsible way.
Oh, I know Hillary Clinton said there should be no civility until her party is back in power, but she's wrong. We don't need that kind of incendiary advice from our leaders. If we lose civility we lose everything.
If you're upset with me, calming telling me I disappointed you or let you down will have a lot more impact than yelling at me or throwing my food like an undisciplined child. Sadly, too many people think yelling makes them appear stronger. It doesn't. It makes them look hysterical.
This is not a partisan plea. It is about human decency.
We must treat people better, even those with whom we disagree. Failure to do so just reduces the quality of our own lives.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my Point of View.