This may or may not have been responsible for the tragedy in Tucson this past weekend. That is beside the point.
We seem to have forgotten that the right to disagree is what this country is supposed to be about. It is the foundation of a democratic society. But we need to disagree with respect for the other person’s right to his or her own opinion that is based on reason and good will.
In our version of golf, the only opponent is that stupid little ball that often refuses to cooperate.
In our version of golf, we learn quickly that getting mad and spewing hatred only serves to mess up our own game.
That seems like an important lesson.