As I get older I cannot help but notice how today’s society tolerates a lack of basic civilized behavior. Not only have our morals loosed to the point of becoming completely untied, our acceptance of boorish and rude behavior never ceases to amaze me.
While I am a staunch believer in individual rights and free speech, many of the verbal exchanges I have observed during the Presidential debates make me wince in shame. What happened to basic civility?
I find it frightening that candidates for our nation’s highest office appeal to fear, hatred and racial prejudice while openly attacking each other as liars. These are not the kind of people I want leading the United States, and I hope that playing to the lowest common denominator backfires on them when the votes are counted.
My deepest fear, however, is that our society is not only tolerating such behavior but has already embraced it. If such is the case, we definitely deserve the government and the leadership we will get.