Civility doesn't weaken a message. It helps others hear it.

Article Posted on November 14, 2017

Dear Friends,

Respect others. Don’t interrupt. Say please and thank you. Listen and think before you speak. Tell the truth. Don’t be a bully and don’t tolerate bullies. My wife and I taught our kids these basic rules of good manners and civility. Hopefully you did too.

So it should shock and disturb you to see people who should know better – our elected officials and other people in positions of authority - act in ways that we wouldn’t tolerate from a child.  

I’ve been watching this behavior, not only at the national level, but right here in Martin County.  And regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, this lack of civility should give all of us heartburn...

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