It’s all about values

I believe that if you sit democrats and republicans side by side and had an honest conversation with both of them you would find out that they have much in common. You would find out that both want the best education for their children.  If you asked them if they supported abortion on demand they would both be opposed. Likewise, if you asked them under what circumstances they supported abortion they would both reply, rape, incest and when a mother’s life is in danger. Both would probably agree that marriage is between a man and a woman and there would be strong support for civil unions.  Yes, when it comes to core values, Democrats and Republicans have much in common.  Politically, both of them support the second amendment and if you ask them under what circumstances they support gun control they would probably both agree on the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. Both would probably own guns and even be avid hunters.  I bet they would both be opposed to higher taxes, with Democrats including fees as taxes. Once upon a time, some Democratic politicians probably thought that the only way they could be elected as democrats was to run on extreme liberal positions, which represented the opinion of the politician but veered far off course of core Democratic values. This led to the perception that all Democrats are liberals.  The liberal label has been unfairly and unjustly used to describe all democrats, and that is just not so. On core social values, Democrats and Republicans share the same core values. Why is this important?  Because once we agree that we share core values, we can get down to discussing serious political issues.  It is time to shake the liberal tag that has never really been representative of the TDP.

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