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I agree with Mr. Kelly that we need to learn civility. What we also need from our elected leaders in honesty. Politicians need to solve the problems without an unending loyaly to their respective party. In our current presidential debates, both sides continue with the same complaints about the other even though much of what they are saying is untrue. If our leaders want civility they have to understand that it starts at the top. Govern with the people as the ones you are serving, not your party. Be honest and instead of criticizing your opponent, talk about what you are going to do. When our leaders practice civility it will make it easier for the people to do it as well.
Couldn't have said it better myself uptownbred63.
I'm not sure that is even remotely possible. Today's politicians are so heavily influenced by lobbyists and special interest groups, that any deviation from the norm will spell lights out for them....no reelection in other words. Perhaps term limits would change that. Two terms for everyone, not just the President! Just a thought.
Problem: elected officials in differing parties cannot compromise or even dine together.
Solution: amend election campaigns to two months; limit lobbyists access.
Our elected officials spend more time raising money for their campaigns than they do serving the requirements of their office. Either they must see this problem and adjust or let us fall over the cliff. How can we help them? Listen to Mark Kelly.
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