Are we headed for civil war or a civility revival?
“God is on our side!”
“No, God is on our side!”
“Trump is wrong about everything. I hate him!”
“Trump is the best. He’s saving our country!”
And so it goes – in Nashville, across Tennessee and our deeply divided country.
Last year, I wrote “Ending Our Uncivil War: A Path to Political Recovery & Spiritual Renewal.” Since then, some are saying we’re heading toward actual civil war. There’s evidence they may be right.
States are banning travel to other states, and some are threatening secession. Intolerant business owners are forbidding service to customers, based on political or religious views. Congressmen have been shot.
Undeniably, Hammurabi’s Code has taken root. Many want an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Surveys and polls are showing that people are concerned that incivility is rising greatly. That has an effect on Americans’ politics and ability to sustain democracy.