Sunday, January 10, 2010
A Novel New Year's Resolution
Imagine if every New Year, we all had to click the "refresh" button on our most deeply held beliefs. We would have to look anew, with an entirely open mind, at issues we have long since closed our mind to. Abortion foes would have to immerse themselves in understanding the complexities of choice. Those who support choice would have to immerse themselves in understanding the moral dimensions and complexities of abortion. If we all had to do this, would it change many minds? Probably not. But in enhancing a deeper understanding, I think it would greatly elevate the discourse and result in less polarizing rhetoric and more pragmatic solutions to our nation's largest challenges.