At a time when many are decrying the end of civility, a Miami attorney has launched a proposal to persuade people to be more civil to each other. And it comes with teeth: specific guidelines and even civility courts to hand down punishments like community hours.
Civility USA is the idea floated by Mikki Canton at a presentation before the editorial boards of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald on Tuesday. She urged editorial support for an idea she called “urgent,” given the growing perception about a rise in bullying and a decline in civility in daily life and politics.
“I think we’re at the point of urgency,” Canton said. “It’s not just because you’ve got this political situation the way it is. But you’ve got behaviors, people doing things and other people thinking that’s OK and there’s no alternative to that way.”
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