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‘God does not cause the hurricane but can be found within it’ ‘It should never take a disaster to bring us together’ By David J. Segal, Houston Chronicle, September 2, 2017 Photo: BARBARA DAVIDSON, STR Bernice Emerge, 80, says a tearful prayer at the Woodlands Church in The Woodlands, a suburb north […]
Political civility is not about being polite to each other. It’s about reclaiming the power of “We the People” to come together, debate the common good and call American democracy back to its highest values amid our differences. The civility we need will come not from watching our tongues, but from valuing our differences and the creativity that can come when we hold them well.
We have not chosen to become business educators to produce more Gordon Gekkos, more Parmalats, more Enrons. We must set about the noble work of training the next generation of builders and leaders. Without them, the human condition will surely stagnate, no matter how ardently social champions may try to make it thrive.
It was a speech that harkened back to a forgotten and perhaps mythical age of compromise and comity in the Senate, reminding the nation of the bedrock importance of its founding political principles at a moment of extreme national political stress and recrimination.
True to his reputation, McCain scolded Democrats and Republicans alike, but he also admitted that at times he had erred himself by prizing political victories above the common good.
He said both sides had erred by trying to remake health care on a purely partisan basis, and without open debate. “I don’t think that is going to work in the end, and it probably shouldn’t, …