We may not agree on abortion, but surely we can agree on reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in this country. The reality of gun ownership may be different for hunters in rural Ohio than for those plagued by gang-violence in Cleveland, but don't tell me we can't uphold the Second Amendment while keeping AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. I know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the person they love in the hospital and to live lives free of discrimination. Passions fly on immigration, but I don't know anyone who benefits when a mother is separated from her infant child or an employer undercuts American wages by hiring illegal workers. This too is part of America's promise - the promise of a democracy where we can find the strength and grace to bridge divides and unite in common effort.I have no doubt Obama is sincere when he speaks out on behalf of this approach.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Call it Obamism. One passage of Obama's speech got straight to the heart of Obama's philosophy of government. His words are consistent with my prior sense as to how Obama prefers to approach policy choices:
Posted by Jotman on Friday, August 29, 2008