“People recognize the lack of civility, and they claim they don’t like it, yet these same citizens get fired up and vote based on this outrageous talk,” said David Procter (not in photo), director of Kansas State University’s Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy. Procter contends that much of the public’s distrust of government is due to lack of civility in discussing politics. “When we’re uncouth,” he said, “we’re not just defeating a politician, we’re tearing at the fabric of democracy.”
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