Independence Day 2017

The United States of America is at a crossroads. Hatred and fear are increasingly drowning out humanity and friendship. Basic decency has given way to demagoguery. Rancor has replaced relationships.

This is not "those people's" problem. It's my problem. And it's your problem. 

We have become so blinded by the polarization and tribalization of American society that we often cannot see another person as anything but an ideology to be despised and defeated. But by listening to one another, especially to those with whom we disagree, we can restore civil discourse – one conversation at a time.

This Independence Day, may we all rise above the vitriol and Listen First.

Happy 4th of July!  -Pearce Godwin