The United States has a fever. I have a prescription.

I love America, but I am troubled by our public and private discourse. We live in a democracy. We have freedom of expression. It is a basic right. However, with rights come responsibilities lest we tramp that precious right asunder. Conversational responsibility now includes greater emotional intelligence in whatever we utter. Otherwise, we end up agitating others and that, in turn, prevents constructive dialogue. I think there is a better way.

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