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"If we did not believe in that separation, maybe we'd find a way to work together," Meyer said. "I'm on the side of the dialogue."
I don't care which "side" is doing the shouting, but I'm starting to believe these people should be arrested for inciting a riot. I was raised to listen politely to someone else's point of view, but even though the 1st Amendment guarantees a right to free speech, it does not guarantee anyone has to listen.
Really.. is it really that hard to talk about this without calling people Nazi's, or bringing up the Death Panels?
Why do people even believe that rubbish?
Nuance is uncertain, compromise is messy. It's much easier if the only choices are right and wrong. Then if its not right according to your world view then it's wrong. If it's wrong then the patriotic thing to do is to stand up to the insert preferred bogeyman here and tell them to back off.
This happens on both sides. Fortunately the genius of the American system almost insures that the actual result is somewhere in between. The process is boring and tends to be drowned out by the fight at the fringes. The stories are about town hall disruption and ""death panels". In the mean time Senators and House members, in relatively small groups do the boring and messy work of compromise.