I often read the articles online and browse the comments to get some insight into what my fellow Utahns are thinking. I just read the comments posted regarding Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama's efforts to unite the Democratic Party. I found the comments to be very degrading. I have become very dismayed at the rude and hostile tone so frequently expressed online about a wide variety of issues. We can do better.

If democracy is to thrive we must always show respect for others' opinions and views. We are part of the greatest civilization the world has known. Let's be "civil."

Chrissy Hannemann