"The call for civility in politics is normally meant to silence the opposition. A court barren of the examination of facts leads to a defendant devoid of justice; and likewise, a legislature barren of debate leads to a citizenry devoid of sound law."

-- Representative Tom Shaw

"Men of energy of character must have enemies; because there are two sides to every question, and taking one with decision, and acting on it with effect, those who take the other will of course be hostile in proportion as they feel that effect."

-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, 1817