by: John Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist
Civility in politics has always been a challenge. There are examples of poor behavior going back to the Founding. The two-party system is adversarial, but rules of order and the basic decency of our citizens have been a brake on the outright violence seen in third world countries.
This has changed in the past eight years. Former President, Barack Obama worked hard to sow divisions within our populous, and deepen the rift that many Americans worked so hard to close. Academics pursue these divisions for no other reason than to attempt to push a socialist agenda. While most people in real America do nothing more than work hard for long hours to put food on the table and pay their bills, there are those who want nothing more than to tear our country apart.