“Come, let us reason together says the Lord.” Isaiah 1:8
Political campaigns tend to be rough and tumble, and the one we have just been through is no exception. Our democratic procedures are supposed to be a model for other nations but during the past year we have been a poor model.
Civility and truth have been bruised by both parties and demonizing and false labeling of candidates has occurred at all levels. Surely, as Americans, we can do better.
We have an opportunity now to present a new and different model to the world by putting the incivility and disinformation of the past year behind us and moving ahead for the good of our great country. Instead of listening to other voices to learn, we have chosen to only listen to ourselves. The simultaneous monologues of vilification must give way to dialogue and respectful listening.
“Come, let us reason together,” the time for reconciliation is now.