What can we do to revive civility in our public and political discourse? The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) is aiming for the top. Their Board has issued a Joint Statement calling on our national political leaders to revive civility. It reads in part:
We are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, and we serve on the Board of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. We have come together to help restore civility in our public discourse and to protect our democracy – a system designed by our founders to require elected officials to demonstrate their leadership by knowing when to compromise for the good of the country.