I don't understand how I could talk with someone for a half hour and we'd agree on every point and then she'd say, "that's why I vote Republican."
People talk about neighbor helping neighbor and keeping big brother out, but the first hospital in America was a charity hospital in Philadelphia chartered by the Pennsylvania Colony founded by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin. Even then people outside Philadelphia complained that it was wasted money to them.
Some I am sure is how we weight different issues. We might all see this or that isn't good but I have it down the line for problems while someone else has it at the top. Some is our experience in life and who and what we have seen abuse or help a situation. Some maybe how we are raised.
Wally sent me a link while I was mulling this all over that seems to relate. It is from July 12th: [How Made Up Minds Threaten Democracy]. It doesn't matter which way our minds are made up if we can no longer look at facts but then-- how many of us interpret those facts differently?
With our country pretty much divided in half on a lot of big issues, I wonder if there is any way to bring ourselves together to work on the few we might agree upon?