I know you may be sick of politics and the election, but hang on for two more days! The political, the moral, the cultural, and the religious are entwined, for better or worse, and whatever happens tomorrow will have profound significance, for better or worse or both.
I forbade argument in the next two posts. If you want to argue, do it here. Remember, argument, strictly speaking, is an attempt to persuade; that is, an attempt to bring someone who disagrees with you onto your side. The goal is agreement and thus reconciliation.
Name-calling is not argument. Nor are accusations, denunciations, or witty putdowns. Such tactics make the person who disagrees with you defensive and thus make the goal of winning over your opponent less likely.
I am going to TRY to monitor the comments throughout the day, particularly, in these three top-of-the-page posts, and delete the rulebreakers, so as to show you what I mean.