Classical Values on Blog Manners

Classical Values has some observations on blog manners which are worth emulating:

“As I’m self-employed, I don’t feel the same restraints others might, but there are a few factors which cause me to restrain myself. One is a primary reason I started blogging, and that is my distaste for the rude, name-calling, ad hominem style of political (and even non-political) debating. I think people are intimidated by insulting rhetoric, especially personal attacks based on things like culture, age, race, background, or tastes in clothing, food, or sex — and they should not be. I’m not perfect, and I do get emotional at times, but I do try to remain logical and polite, and I try to refrain from hurling personal insults and irrelevant characterizations at people.”