Congressman Andy Harris (R, MD) had an op-ed in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal in which he decried the quality of current discourse and its lack of basic norms of decency. He closed his piece with a bit of naïve hope:
We must return to civility. We need to be able to agree to disagree, and express our disagreements through the democratic process.
That would be nice. However, notice that it was persons of the Left attacking Conservatives and people of the center right whom he described. The Progressive-Democratic Party has become the party of character assassination and destruction. While they are not—yet—antifa dominated, the Party’s methods are those of the worst of the Left’s thugs.
It isn’t possible merely to agree to disagree with those who would destroy.
There’s a parable about a mouse and an owl. The mouse thinks the owl is mistaken. The owl thinks the mouse is lunch.