"There's no point in questioning authority if you aren't going to listen to the answers." I don't remember who said that, but the point is well-taken.
The problem with that is, when Americans finally woke up and started to listen, the answers didn't make any sense.
of course, when we point that out, we're labeled a bunch of tea-bagging,
racist, homophobic, Constitution-loving, redneck, racist, illegal
immigrant-hating, Sarah Palin/Glenn Beck/Rush Limbaugh-worshiping, Fox
News-watching, bitterly-clinging-to-Bible-and-guns domestic terrorists.
I'm sure I left a few epithets out, but ... I don't care.
I no longer care whether someone on the left understands my point of
view. The only thing that matters is whether they respect it, because
it's increasingly clear that we have two completely disparate peoples
sharing a common (although very porous) border.