Angry Rhetoric

We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy. (U.S. Senator Susan Collins)

Haven’t you found Senator Collins’ comment to be true? The more hot-under-the-collar we get, the more difficult it is to speak, act, or react sanely. Surely, the senior senator from Maine has seen this happen in that prestigious congressional chamber. And we’re seeing it in public all too often whether in city or state counsels, school board meetings, or on the public airwaves.

People with understanding control their anger. But the wise quietly hold it back. (Proverbs 14:19; 29:11)