In the Tuesday March 23rd New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/opinion/23herbert.html ) Bob Herbert wonders if we will allow ourselves to remain silent as foaming-at-the-mouth protesters scream the vilest of epithets at members of Congress and each other — epithets that The Times would not allow him to repeat in his OpEd.
Continuing the discussion on Monday( 3/21/2010) Interfaith Alliance president Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy in the Oklahoman (http://newsok.com/article/3447877) observed that at one time we discussed the need to agree to disagree. Presently we disagree even on how to disagree. Things must change. The need to respect all opinions, move beyond differences and achieve positive results has been a key to the genius of our democracy.
Will cooler heads prevail?