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Am I Part of the Problem #stoptherhetoric

Dear Friends,

I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America. And to the republic for which it stands; one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The commitment to this pledge has kept our society civil. We are all part of this great melting pot. There are 300 million people with 300 million views about God and country. No one agrees with each other and frankly, no one should. But we should all respect one another and the other person's right to disagree. The rhetoric in this political season has gotten out of hand. I love disagreement. I love saying things that people disagree with. I love having debate. But debate should be polite, civil and occasionally loud. But the blind hatred that has been growing on all sides has got to STOP!

In light of what has happened to Ben Shapiro and Breitbart, I want to be part of the solution. As someone with a smaller website, I am sometimes guilty of promoting some bad rhetoric with not enough policy. Therefore I pledge to #stoptherhetoric. That doesn't mean I won't stop presenting my ideas, or arguing with others. I have strong differences with the left and some on the right. These should make our country stronger, not weaker.

I encourage everyone to sign the pledge and spread the word.