I've been seeing a lot of angry posts, emails and comments today--not just here but all over the blogosphere. This isn't new, of course. But today it really hit me for some reason.
We get angry. That's all right, sometimes, because we're passionate about what we believe. But sometimes we let our anger for a party, a group, a cause or even a single person cloud our judgement. Sometimes our anger carries us away.
Sometimes we go insane. The distance the internet puts between us makes it worse. We can say terrible things, and fear no real reprisals.
But let me ask you: if you met that liberal, that ranter, that Republican you hate so much on the street today, could you find it in yourself to despise them still? Could you bring yourself to say the things you say here?
Or would you see that they are human, too?
We fight and argue about politics because that's what we do. We like it. But it shouldn't get personal. Hate and anger can tear us apart, and I don't want to see it happen here.
This post isn't directed at any one person or event, but at a nastiness and divisiveness that I've felt building for a long time. We're all Americans and patriots. We have common ground. Let's try to find it.