Civility

What Civility Is and Is Not: A Commitment to Kindness Does Not Mean Surrendering Your Convictions

"Time and again I read about how bad things are now, how vile the left has become, and how a commitment to 'winsomeness' or kindness is simply inadequate to the moment.... sometimes seen as evidence of weakness or fear—an effort curry favor with people who hate you. But the conversation consistently misconstrues what commitments to civility and decency do and don’t mean" - David French

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Donald Trump Jr.: Turning the Other Cheek ‘Has Gotten Us Nothing’

"Trump Jr. spoke to a room full of young conservatives, calling Jesus’ command to “turn the other cheek” into question and implying that an overabundance of civility on the part of conservatives has kept them from winning the culture." - C.Leaders

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“For many in contemporary American life, no matter their politics or religion, ‘kindness’ is equated with weakness.”

"In his letter to his protégé Timothy, the apostle Paul declared: 'Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness' (2 Timothy 2:23-24)." - Russell Moore

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"Without maintaining at least some cultural norms, all the formal law in the world can’t save a polity from becoming a nasty, poor, brutish dystopia."

"... by using presidential rhetoric more to praise cooperators than to slay perceived enemies, the next Oval Office inhabitant should re-inspire a sense of shared identity and common purpose." - Washington Examiner

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“Ahmari’s attack on French moves beyond simply an attack on French’s support for religious liberty, and moves to an attack on French’s civility”

"By styling political debate in terms of 'an enemy,' Ahmari adopts what might be called the 'Flight 93 Election Forever' style of politics, which sees democratic politics as not a matter of debate, persuasion, or compromise, but one of war with an 'enemy.'" - The Bulwark

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