I'd like to propose that we change the way we communicate as Christians on political issues. I realize that I've been as bad as anyone else and I apologize for that. I personally am going to try to correspond on the board in a more Christian way talking about the issues but leaving out personal attacks or outlandish statements. I hope that we can together make this political discussion more Biblical and more valuable than it has been recently. I hope that the majority of posters will join me in this effort. This means not characterizing political figures as: 1) the Anti-Christ 2) the Fuhrer 3) Marxist 4) a murderer. This applies to name-calling of fellow Christians on the board as well. I think that discussions of economic and legal policy justifiably can include the terms socialistic, free market only, strict constructionist, etc. I believe that the word "liberal" should be defined and that theological liberals should not be considered to be the same as social or political liberals. Radical is beyond liberal. The two do not mean the same thing. I'm going to do a poll to see how many people are willing to give up the name-calling and harsh rhetoric we've had in the recent past. All facts are one the table. All reasonable interpretations are on the table. All wild accusations with no basis in fact are off the table. I pledge to start doing this myself. I will try hard not to initiate such attacks and I will no longer answer them.