I’m guilty. No, I haven’t posted crosshairs on anyone.  But I have used intemperate language to describe policies and people with whom I disagree. It’s so easy to fall into the pattern of sarcasm and vitriol.

And look what it gets us.

A dead child. A public servant clinging to life with brain damage.

I know that I am going to watch my attitude more closely. I’ll still offer my critique of what concerns me. But I’ll try to remember that I’m trying to persuade, not deride. 

What are you thinking?