Leaders set the tone
There's a leadership problem in America. It comes in all political persuasions, and crosses all races and religions. You know of whom I speak. Because the first politician or candidate that comes to your mind left a tone still ringing in your ear. Maybe that tone was set in an ad, or a debate, or a TV interview, or maybe in a text or tweet. Was it a tone of attack or a tone of compassion? Was it a tone of righteousness or a tone of civility?