Dear Editor,

Civil discourse and reasoned political discussion are at a low ebb. Election campaigns resemble brawls, and the electronic world is filled with personal attacks and insults.

I am sorry to say I have been guilty of this incivility. A few weeks ago in the heat of anger I sent an email to your paper in which I labeled Mr. Reil, a regular columnist in the Times News, a "nut" and implied that he knew little about the Constitution or American history.

Upon reflection, I realize my statement was both intemperate and impolite. My sincere apologies to Mr. Reil, who is entitled to his opinions and beliefs, however misguided, without being personally insulted.

Roy Christman

Towamensing Township