A friend of mine was recently involved in a heated back-andforth on Facebook with one of his former classmates. As is the case with most Facebook arguments, the issue was politics.
A mutual friend was trying to play peacemaker and wrote something that caught my attention: “A person’s political party doesn’t define him.”
I wanted to agree with him, but I know that, sadly, in today’s toxic political climate, it does.
It seems that more people now are identifying themselves as either Democrat or Republican instead of as Americans. Or they don’t view members of the opposing party as “good Americans.”
The vitriol and intolerance are seen every day on social media, cable TV and in interactions between people.
Will Americans ever return to respecting opposing views, or is this the new normal?