The son of a friend of mine recently posted a terrific picture on Facebook. While on vacation, his family happened to stay at the same resort where Vice President Joe Biden was staying. When the family ran into Biden and his dog one morning, the vice president was gracious enough to spend a few minutes with them and take pictures with their children. The children will treasure that photograph for the rest of their lives. But when my friend’s son posted the photograph on Facebook, the very first comment posted in response was—all too predictably—an insulting remark about the vice president. The comment drove home to me the toxic environment in which our public discourse occurs. Indeed, recent studies show that the overwhelming majority of Americans view a decline in civility as a major problem in our society.