I can remember a time when people could disagree with each other without it getting personal or ugly. That seems to be a thing of the past.
Hateful speech is flourishing on the internet and television, particularly when it's liberals taking aim at conservatives (the media won't tolerate the opposite). Some people actually rejoiced when Ronald Reagan died and when Nancy Reagan fell and broke her hip. Disgusting!
I'm not a fan of Ted Kennedy; in fact, I disagree with him on virtually everything. Yet, I didn't get any pleasure from learning of his malignant brain tumor and I certainly will not be joyful when he dies. In fact, I've prayed for Kennedy and his family.
Where did civility go and, more importantly, can we ever get it back? I hate to say it, but I think the answer is probably "No".