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By Pete Riehm
Guest Writer 

Coarsening culture erodes civility & common decency


November 29, 2018

Most Americans are still decent kind folks, but it seems only our worst examples make the news or social media. The people Christmas shopping largely seem to be rude and even the products are crude. Shoppers are literally brawling and cursing one another; and there are more than a few games and toys about defecation and flatulence. It’s bad enough too many people lack manners, but now we even offer vulgar games for kids.

It has been incremental, but these are all signs of our coarsening culture. People once were patient and polite because our mother’s expected it, but somewhere in t...

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