Republican, democrat, libertarian. Muslim, Christian, Jew. Pro-life, pro-choice. Gay, straight, transgender. Marxist, fascist, socialist, Nazi, commie. Left-wing, right-wing, conservative, liberal. Rich, poor, educated, ignorant. Gun lover, cop hater, addict, hippie, redneck, abuser, victim.
We have life-or-death issues to discuss: violence, immigration, terrorism, education, police brutality, war on drugs, freedom, equality, homelessness, mental illness (and more). Solutions don’t lie with labeling, segregating, name calling and fear mongering. Solutions lie with humanizing every concern, finding common ground.
We all thirst for security, health and freedom. Let’s start there.