Commonwealth Policy Center

Earlier this month former U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs rejected Pres. Trump’s claim that the election was rigged. Joe diGenova, one of Trump’s election lawyers said Krebs should be “drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.” Such rhetoric is dangerous and breaks down civility. We need to become civil again and this begins when each of us engages in civil conversations with those we disagree with. This involves careful listening and seeking to understand the other person. True conversation promotes civility and fosters better understanding between people who have different ideas. When done well, respectful conversations contribute to goodwill. And when this happens we as Kentuckians might live up to our motto “United we Stand, Divided we Fall.”