Bill O’Reilly and Civil Discourse

Growing up, for reasons I cannot recall I was taught to respect every older human being (except my brother).

As I reflect upon it, I mean that I was to respect everyone:¬†Neighbors, teachers, policemen, school crossing guards, etc. It was “Yes, sir,” or “No, sir.” I learned very early on to have, as dictionary.com defines it, “polite or kind regard; consideration: respect for people’s feelings.”

I also learned many years ago that civil discourse is intended to enhance understanding. A conversation differs markedly from an interrogation. ¬† Continue reading “Bill O’Reilly and Civil Discourse”