Last week, during PBS NewsHour’s “political analysis” segment, David Brooks mentioned (paraphrase) that politics has slowly creeped into every facet of our daily lives, instead of just politics.
I see his point. People shouldn’t be judged on who they vote for, and not everyone falls into a political stereotype. But stereotypes are there for a reason. Many Dems tend to support environmental rights, social rights, etc., while many Republicans favor smaller government, allowing states to decide what’s what.
This is Me
I guess what I’m saying is that politics does define who people are, at least to a large extent. We’re all Americans in the end, sure, but I can’t remember the last time I met a Democrat who really wants to get tough on illegal immigration, or a Republican champion of transgender rights. I’m just calling ‘em as I see ‘em.
by Peter Bravestrong