What I want to do now is help both sides understand the other,
so that policies can be made based on something more
than misguided fear of what the other side is up to
– Jonathan Haidt
Change is upon us. Liking it or not is irrelevant.
I’m hoping to encourage a new level of civility and understanding in public/political discourse by sharing observations about the ideologies which motivate our political, economic, and cultural debates. The simple goal: prompt more of us to realize a different approach is at least worth considering … assuming a better future is worth pursuing. (I invite you to read My Blogs—links above—for more.)
The partisan philosophies liberals and conservatives each defend so vigorously must now take a back seat to practical, cooperative problem-solving. We’ll all pay a price otherwise.
Seems kind of dumb to shoot ourselves in the foot and on purpose. Just saying….
Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’
Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’
Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’
But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular
but one must take it because one’s conscience
tells one that it is right
– Martin Luther King