“Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.” (Proverbs 17:27 ESV) This is sound advice for all of us to follow. It’s especially good advice in an election year.
The political climate in America has been toxic for quite some time now. But this election seems to have taken things to a new level. There is no place for harsh, vulgar speech in any realm of life. It’s especially unwarranted and unbecoming by those in a position of or aspiring to leadership. Candidates would do well in many situations to keep their mouth shut. So too would supporters when speaking to or about people who have different opinions.