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Fox News host Greta Van Susteren will sit on this new board. She believes the institute can calm partisanship, and observed on her blog: "I jumped at the chance.

Idiocy does not exclude Fox News.

Civility can be over-rated. There are some issues where hard-hitting, in-your-face confrontation is called for. I applauded Joe Wilson for crying out, "You lie!" during President Obama's State of the Union address last year. I was saddened to see him don the cloak of civility afterward. In America today, it's not civility we're lacking, it's conviction and courage.

1 posted on 02/28/2011 4:36:45 AM PST by IbJensen
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I got their "civility institute".

RIGHT HERE.

2 posted on 02/28/2011 4:42:28 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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Civility Institute” to promote compromise among opposing political parties and views.

Compromise is just another word for losing.
If your view is one based on sincere principles then compromising only means you lack a spine.
What would the outcome have been if we had compromised with Hiltler? Never forget that many wanted that. What would have happened if we compromised with the Soviet Union? Many people thought that was thew way to go..


3 posted on 02/28/2011 4:44:42 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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As Andrew Wilkow stated the other day, everyone knows it will just be the “Conservatives Are Nazis Institute.”


4 posted on 02/28/2011 4:45:22 AM PST by cld51860
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Civility is an individual sport ... you can't tag an organization or group with being un-civil.

If anything, parents are the civility institute of America and if there should be ANY official word on the matter ... they should be charged with the responsibility to teach civility and manners to children.

But the gummint has pretty successfully taken the responsibility of children away from the parents that birthed them.


Damn!
I wish I hadn't've said that ...

The usurper bastard in the White House comes to mind.

5 posted on 02/28/2011 4:45:47 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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Fred DuVal, a friend of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and a member of the Arizona Board of Regents, has proposed a “Civility Institute” to promote compromise among opposing political parties and views.

I don't want to promote "compromise" between constitutional government and the rogue regime we have now. A compromise between good and evil is guaranteed to be evil. What we need is to promote limited government, a ruling class that spends within our means and only issues laws to restrict our actions and only spends our money on the specific governmental roles enumerated in the Constitution. Splitting the difference between Obama's communist redistribution of our wealth and the freedom we were given by God just leads to socialism as a slower transition to slavery. No thank you.

6 posted on 02/28/2011 4:49:36 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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Yeah, thats all we need, more institutes to make every one compromise every thing away they believe in and except things they don,t believe in, a little world of puppets, just another point for satan and the new world order.


7 posted on 02/28/2011 4:54:37 AM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofs)
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In America today, it's not civility we're lacking, it's conviction and courage.

You are right. Other things we're lacking include public honesty, forthrightness, accuracy and clarity.

And especially an intelligent sense of humor like Reagan had that points out the failings in the thinking of those that are tearing down this republic.

8 posted on 02/28/2011 4:58:00 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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Shut up!
Shut up all you damn rightwingers!!
Shut up shut up shut up!!!!!!

LISTEN TO ME!
LISTEN TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 02/28/2011 5:01:27 AM PST by Flintlock
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“... define “best practices and corrosive practices””


“Best practices” is a phrase used a lot in education, and
in the new Obamacare legislation. Basically it means we (experts) will determine what is best.

This type of thinking necessarily leads to a top down command and control type of leadership.


10 posted on 02/28/2011 5:09:06 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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Banning liberalism in America would be a good start!

Start every political discussion with “We’re judging the content of his character”.


11 posted on 02/28/2011 5:11:07 AM PST by G Larry
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“In America today, it’s not civility we’re lacking, it’s conviction and courage. “

Most excellent observation.


12 posted on 02/28/2011 5:11:56 AM PST by Rebelbase
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Yep, let’s talk around the issue.


13 posted on 02/28/2011 5:21:45 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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“How do we nurture robustness on one hand and not in any way chill speech, and keep it in bounds that are not destructive to democracy?"

If our democracy is that fragile, it has no future

14 posted on 02/28/2011 5:22:43 AM PST by Roccus (Pass enough laws and EVERYONE becomes a law breaker.)
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"Civility can be over-rated. There are some issues where hard-hitting, in-your-face confrontation is called for. I applauded Joe Wilson for crying out, "You lie!" during President Obama's State of the Union address last year. I was saddened to see him don the cloak of civility afterward. In America today, it's not civility we're lacking, it's conviction and courage."

Very well said,and oh so true.
15 posted on 02/28/2011 5:24:59 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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I got a better idea. Why don't we just tell the truth?

Oh, sorry. I forgot that leftists cannot tell the truth without offending 75% of the country.

Democrats lie, it's what they do.

16 posted on 02/28/2011 5:25:09 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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“How do we nurture robustness on one hand and not in any way chill speech, and keep it in bounds that are not destructive to democracy? Will it change the nature of dialogue? That will be a tall order.”

Why is it necessary to reinvent manners and abandon honesty in dealing with others? I guess because it doesn't work for marxists so they want to find another way.

Reject their re-invention of America.

17 posted on 02/28/2011 5:25:25 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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“You lie!” is perfectly civil when it is true. Facts cannot be uncivil.

“You are a poopy face.” is always un-civil and is what libtards resort to because they have no facts.

So how much money is it going to cost taxpayers to support this farce?


18 posted on 02/28/2011 5:26:44 AM PST by CPOSharky (Posted with 100% recycled electrons.)
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Only for stupid and ignorant liberals.


19 posted on 02/28/2011 5:38:31 AM PST by mulligan
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I think we ought to have it out right now and get it over with! Civility my a** It’s this PC crap that gags the conservative- play by the rules- right!!

Fox News is not to be trusted BTW!


20 posted on 02/28/2011 5:44:05 AM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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A “Civility Institute” is only needed when the left are at the losing end of an election and will come in the form of the Fairness Doctrine.

According to the left,when THEY win an election, the people(electorate) have spoken and have given the left a mandate for change.

On the other hand,according to the left,when an election is stolen(2000)from the left,the electorate vote against their economic well being(2004), or the electorate is duped by FoxNews along with right wing radio(2010), a civility institute is needed to create proper dialogue.


21 posted on 02/28/2011 5:47:08 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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