Well, you know me.
Here's my rejoinder. It tops out at the 200-word maximum exactly.
To the Editor, Birmingham News
It is not “nastiness” that “threatens to tear apart the fabric of our country,” but the fact that we are now two countries with two opposing world views. If we do not agree on the sanctity of life and whether the government should have a monopoly on violence (the 2nd Amendment) then does “civility” even matter?
We are asked to make “mutual sacrifices.” I’m a firearms owner. Explain what is “mutual” about being pushed back from the free exercise of our liberties for the past 75 years? With each new circumscription of our God-given rights, we backed up, grumbling. Why is anyone surprised that we are done being pushed?
“Civility” has gotten us nowhere, nor has expecting the rule of law and electoral politics to save us. However, if the rule of law and the Constitution no longer protect us, they no longer protect those who have been stealing our liberty, our property and our children's futures either. You want “civility?” Ease up out of our faces. Back off.
Stop poking the wolverine with a sharp stick. When he finally comes at you, he won’t stop until he’s done. And there will be nothing “civil” about it, except the war.