"You lie???"

WHAT? When did it become socially acceptable for grown men to throw around schoolyard insults and accusations? Never mind that this is a sitting member of Congress yelling out during a speech BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

Outside of pool halls and taverns, when did it become ok for any grownup to speak to another like that?

We have totally lost the art of critical thinking and intellectual debate. At one point in the not-so-distant past, if (and that’s a big “if”) the Congressman were aware of deliberate telling of falsehoods by the President, he would have challenged the falsehoods with coolly-worded facts embedded in well-turned phrases that would have inarguably exposed the falsehoods while maintaining the Congressman’s dignity.

I don’t see much evidence in our public discourse of reason, logic, respect for our fellow man (let alone his opinion), or an interest in preserving and even promoting the greater good.

For the love of all things sacred, how did a grown man who can’t even seem to control childish outbursts get elected to such a high office? Who cares if he’s factually correct, he has lost all credibility and authority. I’m sure the talking heads will love him.

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