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Democratic Republics depend on an unspoken foundation of civility. It can seem absurd, but formalized civility (which is MUCH easier than actual genuine civility for us aggressive great apes, and thus makes a better foundation) has been the primary target of the cynical plutocratic theocratic GOP for decades. Civility has been replaced by raw aggression, and this has given power to the Viguerie/Gingrich/Bannons, and has driven many good people from politics.

Keeping our Republic requires much more than resistance. It requires engaged good manners, and that is truly tough.

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