Monday, January 10, 2011

Kindness & Civility

This has been a tragic few days here in Tucson. This quote is from Steve Kozachik, Council Member, Ward 6. It is profound.

"The prayers of all of us who work in the Ward 6 office are lifted up on behalf of the victims and their families who are suffering through the senseless events that occurred Saturday.

I want to believe that this does not reflect how far we have slipped in terms of our ability to carry on political discourse in this community, and in this State.

I want to believe that this incident represents the indefensible actions of one troubled individual and is not a picture of the larger ethos of our community.

And I want to invite the fringe on both ends of the political spectrum to exit stage left and right and allow those of us who are still able to carry on political debate in a civil manner to take center stage and discuss the issues of the day in a manner that respects the rights of all."

Thank you Steve.

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