I have become convinced that politics in America today is little more than the gap between reality and our ideals.

There are two problems with this. The first is that we all have different ideals about how a truly fair and just and decent nation is supposed to operate. Some believe it must be Christian, some long for an open society where everyone can be anything. Some value equal opportunity for everyone to achieve their full potential while some believe that the fruits of a rich land need to be shared. That is common to many nations today, and the debate as to what exactly we value is important.

But we also spend far too much time arguing about what is reality to be considered healthy.

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