By J. Peder Zane in the Raleigh newspaper. Nice sentiment but terribly naive.
My hopes and imagination took off. I started to see his comment as the game-changer our divided nation needs to come together to address our seemingly intractable problems. Without denying anyone’s right to define their enemies with -isms and -ists – racists, sexists, socialists, whatever – his statement suggests we might profit from ignoring the extremes and paying greater attention to those who are acting in good faith, who have seemingly sound reasons for their thoughts and beliefs.