I was already growing concerned about this forum being shut down due to uncivility among posters and then LadyEagle mentioned the possibility. It would be a real shame if this forum was shut down as a couple of others have been on this board. We can all do a better job of debating the issues in a Christian manner and cutting out the personal attack barbs - things that we would never say to another person face to face but that we have no qualms about doing in this forum. Bear in mind that if we don't like the tone of an opinion piece that the idea is to debate the subject of the opinion piece not the character of the poster. We are not running for election in this forum. Let's debate about the issues, not about the posters. So let's all try to do a better job in this area before we lose the privilege of debating political issues on this board altogether.