While Americans have been caught up debating specific topics of the moment,, we’ve lost sight of some of the basic problems that mar our system.
We’ve been herded away from the impartial scrutiny of issues. Too often we feel duty-bound to keep silent when we don’t agree with our party’s stand on an issue, and feel resigned to turn a blind eye to misconduct. If our views don’t fall neatly into one of two categories, we’re left politically homeless.
Simplified issues may be easier to argue but don’t lead to the best solutions. The inadequate choices we’re given often lead to unresolved problems.