I have, on at least one occasion, albeit a long while back, railed about the lack of civility on this and other message boards. Though I myself am not a perfect example, I do my best to be civil and lighthearted when discussing the weighty issues in today's political atmosphere and respect the views of others. We are all, for the most part, Americans first, I hope, and members of a political party second. Sure, there are a few members from other countries, and I do not wish to exclude them. Their contributions frequently add a helpful perspective we would not have to the issues we argue the most. Sometimes it is easier to see things clearly when looking in rather than out. The truth is, we all want what is best for our respective countries, we just do not always agree on what that is or how to get there. These fundamental differences lend themselves to the heated debates we see here and any other political message board we may visit. More often than not, these debates spiral down into downright nastiness and hate. All this being said, I am not suggesting that we change our ways, that would bear no fruit as I have learned. But perhaps, just maybe, we could call a "Christmas Truce." In the spirit of the season. I believe that almost all of us are good hearted people, even if some are a bit bullheaded in their opinions. I think it could be done. If the British and Germans could do it just five short months into World War I, why can't we? A Merry Christmas to you all, may the season keep you and yours safe and warm.