In order for us to solve problems, pass legislation and move forward as a country, engaging in self governance/democracy, it is essential that citizens with differing ideals and opinions be able to engage in debate. For this to be possible we need to be able to discuss these matters in both a respectful and fact based manner.
This “agreeing to disagree,” or pluralism, prevents civil wars and is the cornerstone of all working democracies.
Our pluralism seems to be breaking down. Now when we foll...
An online subscription is required to view news content on this website.
To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access to the online edition; current subscribers please click here to request your free access.