by Don Ingwerson
Anger and entrenched views seem to be today’s prevailing political climate – and this is causing disharmony within many, if not all, aspects of every day life. It was dismaying to hear of the recent shooting attack at a congressional baseball event. But what is heartening is the ability on both sides of the political aisle to see this as a wake up call to reduce the anger and start working together. This Christian Science Sentinel “Eye on the World” presented the progress that is being seen after this event and the work still needs to be done: “In “Why politicians must play ball” The Christian Science Monitor’s editorial board writes, “The attempted killing of Republican lawmakers on a baseball field near Washington has united members of Congress in a way rarely seen in recent years. Many praised each other’s consoling responses. Others vowed to temper the rhetoric of personal attacks that may have incited the June 14 shooting. And some revived the notion of creating friendships across the aisle despite the regular verbal combat over issues. This unusual moment of common reflection should not be lost. Civility in politics must be an active quality, one that needs constant nurturing. This can counter the disrespect rising in politics that has begun to seep into workplaces, friendships, families, and religious bodies. To uplift civic life, citizens and their elected leaders must focus more on their enduring bonds than their temporary differences over policies.”
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