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Give me the incivility of freedom over the soft peddling of civil tyranny and day of the week.

Would we have had the American Revolution without incivility? Would we have had the war to free the slaves without incivility? We weren’t civil to the Empire of Japan nor the Third Reich in World War II. We weren’t civil in arming indigenous revolutionary forces fighting the Soviets in the Cold War.

All of these initiatives came from uncivil conservatives, not civil liberals. Ronald Reagan understood this with every fiber of his being, best articulating his view in 1964, when he told listeners that they could “surrender” to the Soviet threat and thereby gain civility, if also slavery. But he said “You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery.” Freedom and the struggle for freedom is often loud.

In Defense of Incivility

Beware the press and politicians who bemoan the ‘tone’ in politics

by Craig Shirley

Jeb Bush was at an event in the Hamptons this past weekend and was introduced by one of America’s donor elites as someone who would bring “civility” back to American politics.

Please. May I say, civility is overrated? Bush clearly agrees with his fellow elitists, recently calling for “reweaving the web of civility” in American politics while decrying the “incivility” of conservatism.

The elites always talk about civility in politics. That is a way to control the citizenry, by shaming them into silence when focused anger would serve the Republic better. It’s too bad there was not more incivility over the bailout of Wall Street.

Wouldn’t at least a few show trials of the thieves of Wall Street have served as an example to the people and our children of the sins of ill-gotten wages? There is something to be said for incivil righteousness.

Anger begets debate and debate beget change. This is Donald Trump’s real contribution to the 2016 presidential contest.

The last thing we need in American politics is more civility. What we need is more focused anger. Anger begets debate and debate beget change. This is Donald Trump’s real contribution to the 2016 presidential contest.

Patrick Henry did not say, “Give me civility or give me death!” Liberty is often messy and yes, uncivil. Freedom is supposed to be disorderly. Nathan Hale’s hanging was anything but civil. The shot heard round the world was uncivil. Christ’s martyrdom was uncivil.

Liberalism is built on order, often masquerading as justice. It is liberals who most often deride the incivility of talk radio and conservative commentators.

“Civility is claiming and caring for one’s identity, needs and beliefs without degrading someone else’s in the process,” said Tomas Spath and Cassandra Dahnke, founders of the Institute for Civility in Government.

How gentle. How sweet. How un-American.

More here. H/T: Mark Levin Show

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