political debate

The perils of trading social interaction for social media

Salena Zito, Washington Examiner

We should be able to have a normal political debate. America was founded partly in a fight to express political disagreement. Many of us have not too distant ancestors who escaped oppressive societies, kingdoms, dictators, and/or countries so they and their children could express dissent. And yet, social media has become a place where it can be downright dangerous to so. What have we created? We have been given a technological gift, and we’ve abused it in the worst possible way. Social media might have allowed us to engage in the kind of open discourse that is the lifeblood of democracy.

Against Fake Civility

Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

Civility is not a sign of weakness when a system of reasoned debate is in effect. But it is a sign of weakness, and will be taken as such by our enemies, when we cling to civility because we are too weak and afraid to admit the awful truth, that we are no longer a society ruled by reason but by power. You want a civil society again? Good – so do I. But the way to get it is not to surrender. It is to defeat those who want to crush you with lawless rulings by leftist judges, with economic warfare launched by woke corporations, and by the steady erosion of the rights your Creator granted you.