After President Obama gave his speech at the memorial in Tuscon, Arizona, Senator John McCain (Republican from Arizona) wrote this editorial.
IMHO, it is a great piece written by a wonderful man who has done more and sacrificed more for this country than I will ever do given five lifetimes.
The paragraph I want to highlight, and wish we all could live by in the near future in regards to all manner of political debate, is the following:
Our political discourse should be more civil than it currently is, and we all, myself included, bear some responsibility for it not being so. It probably asks too much of human nature to expect any of us to be restrained at all times by persistent modesty and empathy from committing rhetorical excesses that exaggerate our differences and ignore our similarities. But I do not think it is beyond our ability and virtue to refrain from substituting character assassination for spirited and respectful debate.
A political world where we all follow Senator McCain’s advice would be a greater memorial than anything the President or any of the other speakers said.