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Originally posted by sjrily
reply to post by SaturnFX
I agree - I'm just saying politicians don't want to do that. Perhaps because as thisguyrighthere points out, when you're civil and no one else is, you're drowned out. We see that played out all the time. Sensationalism, fear, etc. is heard and spread far more than 'civil' discussion.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Originally posted by alittleironic
This goes to show you how corrupt and disgusting these people are.
This should read:
This goes to show you how corrupt and disgusting WE are
We elect them, they represent us. If you want something different, elect someone different, or even better, RUN FOR OFFICE!!!
Its the easiest thing on earth to stick a sock on your hand and suggest everything going wrong in your life is because of the sockman.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
It's knowing that whether you sign it or not there is nothing shaping your behavior. That anyone who signs it can just act like an ass anytime they want and that anyone who doesnt sign it could act like a perfect gentleman all day long.
To one extent, other people could of call you on it.
Originally posted by Frogs
4 responses thus far and 2 have said outright they would not sign it, 2 didn't say but one of the comments leads to think at least one of those may lean "no".
I guess I don't understand. What's the harm in saying you will be civil? Is it fear others will not and you won't be able to respond in kind?
Originally posted by mike dangerously
They did not sign it because these days being civil can be taken as a sign of weakness.Sadly,the old adage "nice guys finish last." has more meaning then ever now.
They did not sign it because these days being civil can be taken as a sign of weakness.Sadly,the old adage "nice guys finish last."