I tried not to watch, but analysis of Super Tuesday Election results kept pulling at me the way bright lights lure bugs. And I couldn’t help but follow dozens of debates on the web about the merits of the men who would be president.
It’s easy to watch and listen and wonder if there is any unity left in the United States of America. But then I thought of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two Founding Fathers. Brilliant men who were alternately friends and foes. They spent their last years as close friends separated only by the distance between their homes in Massachusetts and Virginia, respectively.
If only 21st century Americans and their leaders could learn to respect those with whom they disagree and to learn from their differences. We’d all be the better for it, but I don’t think it will ever happen. We’ve simply become too polarized.
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Quote of the day: I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. — Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551-479 B.C.)