“A civility that considers torture a negotiable virtue is a civility long past redemption.
I will take my values real but rough, and leave ‘values’ of a David Broder or David Brooks where they lie — abandoned in the name of centrist balance, hollowed from disuse, weakened so as not to offend or provoke.
I would rather face God with this voice than the other.”
—Hunter, commenter on “Why I’m mad: An open letter to David Broder from a fellow journalist” defending “vituperative, foul-mouthed bloggers on the left”
The linked article, from Will Bunch, a senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, is also a great read.
I like this quote because it touches the differences between civility and decency—a difference we do well to remind ourselves about from time to time.