Above ISIS, climate change or national debt, partisanship, I believe, is the single greatest threat to our nation’s survival.
It’s been a tense election season for everyone — presidential nominees were historically unpopular, and candidates for federal and state offices alike attempted to garner support by tying their opponents to an unpopular presidential nominee.
The trouble is that we have let “Republican” and “Democrat” become synonymous for “good,” “evil,” “smart” or “stupid.” This can’t be.
It’s our unity that makes our country great — our ability to let people of different backgrounds and experience live and work together. We all want the same things — good jobs, good education for our kids, accessible health care, living wages — we just seem to disagree on how to make them happen. That’s not enough to justify name-calling and character-bashing of people across the aisle.
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If we can’t work together, we’ll never move forward.
May we all welcome a little more nuance into our political views.