Peace and love. That is not only what I want to promote, it is how I need to promote it.
So here is my New Year's resolution. I will continue to try to be funny, and sometimes I'll overshoot the mark. I will continue to opine, and sometimes my enthusiasm will run away with my better nature. But I will not deliberately, with malice aforethought, spit in the face of the people I want to persuade.
When I write to progressives who have, in my opinion, have taken their hatred of injustice in America around the bend to hating America, I won't meet that hate with hatred. I will try to persuade them, as lovingly as I can.
When I write to conservatives who have let their suspicions of government become a paranoid rage that seeks only to destroy, I will not meet fire with fire. I will try to persuade them as lovingly as I can.I know I will fall short, humans always do. But I promise you, I will try.