The social media individual joining a movement can push all the icons next to comments on the social thread so everyone knows he agrees with the unifying message. The other crowd is confrontation-oriented and willing to get dirty, arrested or even killed. Neither choice – social media or protests – really articulate a path to solutions. None-the-less, in every case of combatant or of those seeking meaningful dialog, the mainstream media reports only combatant positions. Constructive dialog is too boring for news organizations and requires some intellectual sweat. This week President Obama asked Americans to temper their words. He was calling for a constructive dialog which, as he stated only one week earlier, will take a very long time. If we as a nation could take some of the leading movements toward debate and moral reasoning is it too great an expectation for constructive dialog? Yes, if news channels oppress all narratives. A little bit of history on the writing of the US Constitution will remind us that the process to democracy was modeled on the value of dialog and debate and moral reasoning. The US Constitution was written during revolts and gun smoke but the single motivation was forming a more perfect union. Mainstream media won’t carry such dialogues because the long, long road is about commitment from all toward national unity. The union is fractured and imperfect as gun smoke rises again in the streets. America was conceived in liberty, dedicated to ensuring freedom for all. There were no cameras in the Convention Hall in 1787 and yet John Adams described the Constitutional Convention as "the greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen”. We have the model. It's the moral reasoning that is missing.