Kudos to Michelle Ubben of Ron Sachs Communications this morning for demonstrating leadership in proposing specific (and smart) rules we should follow in our civic conversation:

In a recent Facebook exchange, the Collins Center’s Tony Carvajal and I were bemoaning the lack of civility in modern political discourse. I suggested that what’s needed now is a Hoyle’s for Civility that outlines what’s fair and what scores below the belt.

I invite everyone who is tired of the current climate of rhetorical distortion and hate politics to weigh in and suggest what the Rules of Civil Political Disagreement should be. Here are a few thoughts to get us started (read them – and please take a moment to add your thinking HERE).

Imagine if Michelle’s “Hoyle’s for Civility” became the civic gold standard… we might just solve a problem or two.