Monday, January 10, 2011

Taking Responsibility for Our Words and Attitudes

The unspeakable tragedy in Arizona on Saturday was not just an assault on democracy. It was an assault on our humanity. Many seem to have lost the ability - if they ever had it - to discuss differences with reason rather than hostility . . . and to accept our differences by understanding rather than demanding.

I commend to you the editorial that Robert Parham posted today on, entitled "Turn Down the Rhetoric, Turn Off the Political Talk-Radio and Cable TV." Those who have encouraged this culture of hatred and violence must take responsibility for the deeds that result from it. Amen, Robert.