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According to Luke: The right kind of populism

For the past month or so, a small group of people protesting corporate wealth and greed on Wall Street has grown into a national movement spreading the “occupy” message to some of our nation’s largest cities. Even Tallahassee has an “occupy” group.

Many on the right are condemning the protestors as nothing more than a mob of unemployed, lazy young people. At the same time, proponents on the left are trying desperately to turn the group into the “Left’s Tea Party.” The truth is the protestors are neither. Read all »



According to Luke: Who we are

Like many of you probably were, I was glued to the screen Wednesday watching the drama over the Troy Davis execution play out. The Huffington Post was updating their website with live tweets so I was on media overload.

I’m not a lawyer or a legal expert, but I listen to smart people, and when smart people are debating or having doubts about something, it catches my attention. When 7 witnesses recant their testimony in a federal court and sign sworn statements, it makes you wonder. At the end of the day, after all the appeals and legal maneuvering we are left with the sinking feeling that an innocent man may have lost his life.

We are left with questions about why they wouldn’t just give him another trial, or let him take a lie detector test even though those are famously unreliable sources of evidence. We are left wondering how every single court in the state and even the highest court in our nation could continue to close the door at every turn. We are left to wonder about the execution of an African American male in a state with a poor track record of race relations.

For the record, I don’t think this had anything to do with race. In fact 7 of the 12 jurors that convicted him to death were African Americans regardless of the fact that many of them said if they knew then what they knew now they wouldn’t have convicted him. I do however believe that a disproportionate number of African Americans are locked up, and an even larger disproportionate number of them sit on death row. Perhaps that’s a conversation for later. Read all »



According to Luke: Back to school

Call it a sabbatical; call it an extended summer vacation, either way I’m here, and you can’t get rid of me.

It’s been almost 10 months since we last talked and with school back in session and college students returning to Tallahassee I felt a responsibility to return as well. I will try to provide commentary from a fresh perspective on politics, sports, history, arts, literature and religion. Sometimes they will be short, sometimes they will be long, but they will always be good – except when they’re not.

Moreover, I will try to relate everything back to civility sometimes I will fail terribly.

Since this is my first column back I thought it might be nice to turn in my summer reading assignment:

Animal House

As thousands of students return to Tallahassee for possibly the most anticipated FSU football season in a decade I can’t help but think about the horrible summer that college football had. Ohio State, Oregon, Southern California, North Carolina, Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Boise State, and Connecticut all had run-ins with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions. Two weeks ago news broke that Miami may have set the bar at an all-time low with historical cheating not seen since SMU. It’s hard to blame 18 and 19 year olds for taking money from rogue boosters. I can’t help but to think adults should start acting like adults. The NCAA will have its hands full if they want to clean up college football.

Are You Ready For Some Football?

After almost 6 months cooler heads prevailed in the NFL lockout as owners and players agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. Proof that civility still exists! Although both sides are going to be richer, it’s hard to determine a winner in an economy that still sees many Americans struggling to make ends meet.

Just Say No!

Cooler heads did not prevail in Washington as the country faced an almost historic default, proof that our political system may be more broken than we thought or hoped. At one point it seemed that President Obama (putting entitlements on the table) and Speaker John Boehner (putting revenues on the table) were striking a grand bargain. Unfortunately the two of them forgot that they were in opposing parties and weren’t allowed to compromise.

War President?

President George W. Bush was often referred to as a war president. However President Obama has increased troop levels in Afghanistan prior to a draw down, made the gutsy call to go after Osama bin Laden, and pushed for more involvement in Libya to help rebels topple Muammar Gaddafi. Should Obama be called a war president too? On a side note: maybe it’s not a good thing to be labeled the war president?

Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

Thoughts and prayers go out to the many state workers that have been informed they are no longer needed anymore. While government excess exists, state workers are too often the easiest scapegoat.

More With Less

For the third straight year Florida universities, colleges, and public schools will be asked to do more with less. This has led to everything from a brain drain at our universities to local elementary schools asking parents to bring toilet paper as part of school supplies (it’s true). State agencies that survived cuts and realignments are also being asked to do more with less. It may be a matter of ideology, but it’s hard for me to comprehend cutting services when people are hurting so much.

Until next time¦

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Luke Ihnen is a graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. and M.S. in Political Science.



According to Luke: Election Quick Hits

On the eve of the midterm elections I thought it would be productive to look back on this cycle and reflect on some things we may (or may not) have learned. I suspect most people have their minds made up, and if not, then maybe this will help. Here is some 2010 Midterm Election – Quick Hits:

Still think the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case won’t make a difference in our elections?

The Center for Responsive Politics reports that outside groups have poured $455 million into this cycle. $280 million of that has come from non-political party sponsored groups.

Party of fiscal responsibility?

In Florida, Republican Rick Scott has spent more than $70 million of his personal fortune in his bid for Governor; In California, Republican Governor hopeful Meg Whitman has poured more than $140 million of her own money into her campaign; Republican Linda McMahon in Connecticut has loaned her campaign more than $40 million. Sound responsible to you? Read all »



According to Luke: Clowns & Jokers

The current environment of American politics reminds me of that old Stealers Wheel song: “Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am, Stuck in the middle with you.” You might think it more apt to replace Clowns with Liberals and Jokers with Tea Party, but I think the Stealers Wheel version is probably pretty accurate.

As for the Clowns, they thought their messiah had come down from the mount to save America and the Democratic Party. What they got was a pragmatic leader who bit off more than he could chew and has been more cautious than Joe Biden around a hot mike.

The Jokers, disillusioned by the enormity of their defeats the past two election cycles, are on a power craze. Their “Pledge to America” is a big IOU wrapped in the American flag topped with apple pie and good moral values, like the ones possessed by Senator John Ensign, former Governor Mark Sanford, and the grand master himself, Newt Gingrich. Read all »



According to Luke: Baseball and The Village Square

Something interesting happened last week amidst the hype of primary elections and the growing concern of BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

June 2, 2010 Armando Galarraga almost pitched a perfect game for the Detroit Tigers. History doesn’t remember “almost perfect” games, but I have a feeling this one will be remembered. With two outs remaining in the ninth inning, Galarraga had a chance to pitch the first perfect game of his career, a remarkable feat for any baseball pitcher.

As the Cleveland Indians Jason Donald hit the ball to the right of Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrerra, Galarraga had to hurry to first base to cover. Cabrerra tossed him the ball, beating Donald to the bag, an “out” for you non-baseball people; even replays showed Donald was clearly out. However, umpire Jim Joyce didn’t have the benefit of the replay and called Donald safe.

Most athletes, especially the pitcher himself, would have been the first in the umpire’s face, yelling and screaming about how much of a _____ (insert whatever) he was. Galarraga, no doubt surprised, cocked his head back, shot Joyce a wry smile, and pitched to the final batter who was also thrown out.

After the game umpire Jim Joyce watched the replays and realized how wrong he was. He immediately sought out Galarraga and, weeping like a baby, apologized. He later said, “I cost that kid a perfect game.”

The next day, the final game of the series between the Tigers and Indians, Galaragga met Joyce at home plate before the game to give him the starting lineups. The video shows Joyce dropping his head and trying to hold back tears. The two men then pat each other on the shoulders, a subtle gesture that meant so much, and went their separate ways.

So often we hear the bad sides of sports, the athletes who hold out for more money, abuse women, and spend lavishly, hold themselves above the law. Many more are better suited for Broadway with their celebrations and dramatic shows of emotion towards a bad call.

Everyone once in awhile, we get to see something great in sports. The blown call will no doubt haunt Jim Joyce for the rest of his career, perhaps longer. Galarraga still hasn’t pitched his first perfect game. But Joyce was man enough to admit he was wrong, and Galarraga was gracious enough to accept his apology and move on. He didn’t argue, he didn’t complain, he simply went back to work.

It would be nice if we all worked the same way. It would be nice if our elected leaders worked the same way. The events between Jim Joyce and Armando Galarraga are a shining example of why we need The Village Square. Sometimes hope springs from the strangest of places.


Luke Inhen is an FSU political science graduate student and Village Square intern.

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According to Luke: I think this Village Square thing is working

I think this Village Square thing is working. Let me tell you why.

Last week I had the (privilege?) of attending the Tea Party rally at the State Capitol here in Tallahassee on a Village Square Teen Square field trip of sorts. I consider myself to be a fairly liberal person (I would say I’m liberal socially and left of center to moderate fiscally.) Regardless of where I am on the political spectrum, the tea party people and I don’t exactly see eye-to-eye. In fact before last week I didn’t have very many nice things to say about them.

Now have a different outlook.

I still do not like Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck. Nothing you say or do will change my mind about them. The fact that they are the poster children for the tea party hurts the tea party in my eyes. However, walking through the crowd I saw no yelling or racial and socialistic slurs. There were no people with loaded guns shouting into bullhorns, and while I did see a ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ sign (a great misuse of a truly great American phrase) there wasn’t any sense of impending violence.

I was especially surprised to see all the children and young adults. Despite the two speakers I heard, who were more radical than the crowd, the feeling of the event was more like a picnic.

It made me realize that despite some misinformation (and slightly poor word choice by some in the movement) the people at the tea party protest were genuinely scared about something. It was clear to me that they had legitimate concerns and gripes with the path our country is on. And quite frankly, that’s something I can agree with.

As I walked around the rally, a liberal in a crowd of conservatives, I felt their pain. I connected with them on an emotional level.

I will confess I attended the rally prepared with my talking points…

• Healthcare is a fundamental right not a privilege
• Reaganomics? More like broken-omics?
• Yes, President Obama is an American
• No, there aren’t really death panels

I left ashamed that I thought I would need them. Maybe this Village Square thing is working. At the end of the day we are all a lot more alike than we (like to) think.

Because of the Village Square, I’ve learned to take of my partisan blinders off and see people for who they are and what they believe in. Because of that I’ve learned that maybe having a tea party isn’t that bad of an idea. I may even go as far as having a cup with Sarah Palin herself!

Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

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–Luke Inhen is a Florida State University political science graduate student.

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According to Luke: Price is Right Democracy

I don’t really watch the Price Is Right anymore, something about it just didn’t seem right after Bob left. Kind of like the Tonight Show without Johnny Carson or Jay Leno. I have always liked Drew Carey. I thought his show was funny, but something about him replacing Bob Barker didn’t seem right.

The other day as I was getting ready to start my day, (I know at 11am, tough life right?) the Price Is Right came on and I forced myself to watch. Despite the host, who I will confess has certainly come into his own since he’s started, I learned something from the show.

I wish America was like the Price Is Right. Not just the fun games and prizes, although it would be nice to randomly walk around town and find a new car behind door number 1, but the way the show works. People from all over the country gather every day, usually wearing some sort of shirt to symbolize the group or college they belong too. They pack in tightly shoulder to shoulder with each other hoping for a chance at contestant’s row.

Do you ever notice how excited everyone is to be there? They are all there with the same goal in mind hoping for their chance at the big prize. Everyone supports each other. It’s commonplace to see contestant’s high fiving complete strangers as they run down to take their spot. Once on stage, contestants often rely on the crowd to guide them through their decisions; only the smart ones listen to me.

I realized that Americans don’t really ever get excited about our democracy anymore. Sure the 2008 election was exciting, but on many levels it was very divisive. Republicans certainly weren’t high fiving Barack Obama on his way down to claim his prize, and they still aren’t.

Since he’s been in office there has been little “support from the crowd,” kind of like that contestant that just looks to his or her group for the price of the 18oz. jar of peanut butter, $3.89 by the way.

But what if our democracy functioned like the Price Is Right? I feel like our very own Liz Joyner** would be a pretty good host. We could all gather every four years, or even every two years from our respective and very different groups. We would all be excited for each other and high five complete strangers. And once one from our group gets on stage, we would all shout together trying to help them win the brand new Chevy Malibu behind door number 1. At the end of the day we would all still be excited and happy and look forward to the next show.

It’s more important now in these trying times that we come together. For what we need now is friendship and excitement. I don’t think we are that far off.

–Luke Inhen
(Luke is a political science graduate student at Florida State University)


(**Liz Joyner nominates Luke Inhen to be the host.)



According to Luke: A different kind of Exodus

(Village Square intern Luke Inhen is a political science graduate student at Florida State University. You can read Luke’s other contributions here.)

Exodus has always been one of my favorite books of the Bible. The story of a boy born into slavery only to be saved by the royal family, then leading his people against that same royalty into the Promised Land, all through the power and guidance of a divine hand has something so romantically fascinating about it to me.

Something equally as fascinating but maybe less romantic is the current exodus of moderates in American politics these days. This past week centrist Democratic Senator Evan Bayh announced he would not be running for re-election in November.

“Congress is not operating as it should,” Bayh proclaimed at a news conference in Indianapolis, adding there’s too much partisanship and “the people’s business is not getting done.” Bayh went on to say he loves public service, but does “not love Congress” and is “not motivated by strident partisanship or ideology.”

A brief scan of the American electorate would reveal the strident partisan ideology Bayh was talking about. Tea Party activists, Glen Beck loyalists, progressive letter writing campaigns and my beloved Keith Olbermann are all results and examples of the strident partisan ideology gripping our nation these days.

Something even more interesting to me was what Bayh wrote in a letter published in the New York Times entitled “Why I’m Leaving the Senate:”

“When I was a boy, members of Congress from both parties, along with their families, would routinely visit our home for dinner or the holidays. This type of social interaction hardly ever happens today and we are the poorer for it. It is much harder to demonize someone when you know his family or have visited his home. Today, members routinely campaign against each other, raise donations against each other and force votes on trivial amendments written solely to provide fodder for the next negative attack ad. It’s difficult to work with members actively plotting your demise.”

Truer words cannot have been spoken. That lack of any personal chemistry between members of Congress is alarming. Congress is certainly the poorer for it, but the true losers on the other end of our strict partisan divide are the people. People like the single mother working two jobs to make ends meet, or the unemployed father trying to remain strong for his family; the 46 million people who lack healthcare, and the more than 15 million people who are jobless.

Our history has been defined by people or small groups coming together to enact change. Part of the American Dream is that one person can make a difference. The Village Square is just a drop of water in the ocean. We the People, need to stand up and let our voices be heard.

Personally, I think it is a shame that Senator Bayh is leaving. If he is as passionate about bridging our differences as he says he is then now is no time to give up. We need people like Evan Bayh in the Senate.

What we need more is for everyone else to wake up.

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According to Luke: A steady eye on the real issue

I’m sure many on the left side of the aisle were watching the election results from the Massachusetts special election Tuesday to replace Senator Ted Kennedy in dismay. For 40 years, Kennedy stood and fought for the people of Massachusetts as their senator. Before that his brother John, the other Kennedy, held the seat.

Most TV pundits and political experts are calling the election a referendum on President Obama. Many more are wondering how a seemingly decent and likable woman made such a bad candidate, and late night talk show personalities find it hilarious that the Democrats just lost to a man who modeled nude for Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1980’s. No doubt Republicans are happy that Democrats no longer have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and can no longer get their healthcare overhaul through on numbers alone.

Majorities, like victories, come and go. The Democrats dominated early 20th century politics for nearly 50 years. The “Solid South” earned its name because of it propensity to consistently vote for Democratic candidates. Our state of Florida used to be under solid Democratic control. The fact that the Republicans finally won a Senate seat in Massachusetts isn’t appalling, just unexpected. It’s part of the natural ebb and flow of American politics.

The thing I found more upsetting about the results Tuesday is the current state of our political system. What’s so bad about having one Republican and one Democratic senator? I’m positive not everyone in the state of Massachusetts is a Democrat. It should really be the same way in Washington. Nowadays whenever one party gets a majority, they use it to shove their agenda down the throats of the opposing party. Equal representation has turned into a race to the majority. The losers are the American people.

It’s a shame that Democrats can’t pass comprehensive healthcare reform without 60 votes to stop a filibuster. As backroom deals are cut and egos are massaged, 46 million Americans still don’t have healthcare. It’s a bigger shame that something as helpful and needed as healthcare reform is slowed down with the threat of a filibuster anyway.

I’m not ranking sins. Both parties are guilty.

Americans are now more deeply divided than ever. Elections are held for the purpose of getting more people than the other guy, and then the winners use that majority to put forth whatever agenda they want. Supporters of one group or party paint their opponents as unqualified at the very best and often as unmentionable vulgarities.

For all Ted Kennedy did for the American people, he did just as much for Republican fundraising. Republican’s have bragged about their fundraising under current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. After Joe Wilson shouted “You Lie” to President Obama he recorded massive fundraising gains, as did his opponent.

After the 1856 Presidential election, in which Democrat James Buchanan beat Whig John Charles Freemont, Abraham Lincoln said of his party’s defeat:

In the late contest we were divided between Freemont and Buchanan. Can we not come together in the future? Let bygones be bygones; let past differences be as nothing; and with steady eye on the real issue, let us re-inaugurate the good old ‘central ideas’ of the republic. We can do it. The human heart is with us; God is with us.”

People don’t talk – or act – like that anymore.

-Luke Inhen
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According to Luke: County Fairs, Town Halls, Tailgates, and Tea Parties

Somewhere on the path to the Tea Parties and Town Halls of today where
civility is left at the door, we forgot about… well, civility.

America was founded on the idea of the community. The first tea party was a bunch of our ancestors dressing up like Indians and showing King George just what we thought about his taxes. Americans were united, for a cause. From that famous tea party in Boston, to town halls all across the Northeast, we learned to listen to each other, and began to realize that maybe the people who thought differently than us weren’t all that evil. (If the Greeks could do it in robes and sandals, surely we could!)

In the south, county fairs served as the main social event of the year. Once
a year the fair would roll into town and people got together to ride rides,
eat some good southern cookin’, and check out the show on Friday night. They baked pies to sell and put on their best pair of jeans with the hopes that maybe some southern belle would catch their eye. County fairs turned into political platforms. Candidates for local and national office would stump on the stage in between acts. People from all across the county came out to listen to what they had to say.

We used to read newspapers; we used to join bowling leagues and the PTA. We used to have bake sales and lemonade stands. But then something happened. This brand new thing called the television came out, and all of sudden we could find out everything we needed to from the comfort of our own home. We could watch the shows we wanted to and listen to the people we agreed with, and we could even ignore the people we disagreed with.

Then we started demonizing the people on all those “other” channels. We the People, became Us vs. Them. We assigned red or blue colors to friends,
families, and neighbors. We gave 30 second blurbs to each side then let them argue for the next 20 minutes. All of sudden the great American Democracy looked like an elementary school playground.

Today, at Tea Parties and Town Halls we’d just rather yell louder than
someone with a different view than actually listen to what they have to say.
County Fairs are no longer the great social gatherings they once were.

Tailgates are the last great American neighborhood. That’s right, tailgates. On Saturdays in the fall, tailgating means having a party with thousands of your friends. It means seeing old buddies and making new ones. College campuses are full of makeshift tent communities, where there are no privacy fences separating neighbors. It’s just a bunch of folks having some drinks, grilling out and actually talking to each other. If a fan from the other team walks by, you may trade the occasional barb, but it’s all in good fun. Come game time you leave your tent and chair unattended, hoping nobody bothers them, and for the most part they don’t.

Why can we come together around something like football, but can’t seem to agree about how to take care of the sick in our society? How come we feel no worry to leave our tailgate unattended but lock our doors and windows at night?

Bill Clinton once said that there is nothing wrong with America that can’t
be fixed with what is right with America. We didn’t forget how to be civil. We learn how to share and respect our elders growing up. We didn’t forget how to live in a community or the emotional rewards of having a unique bond with a complete stranger.

Sometimes we forget how to be grown-ups. I’m sure our founders weren’t
perfect either, but they were smart enough to remember that we are all in
this together. Win or lose, just like a tailgate.

So bake a pie, throw on your best pair of jeans. Sip some tea and put on that jersey, let’s go spread some civility!

–Village Square intern Luke Inhen is a Political Science graduate student at Florida State.

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According to Luke: On Tea Parties at the Ballot Box

The Tea Party Movement is flexing its electoral muscle in a New York special election that could lay the ground work for the Republican Party’s nominee for President in 2012. New York’s 23rd Congressional District hasn’t been represented by a Democrat in more than 85 years. Parts of the District haven’t been represented by a Democrat since the Civil War, and yet it may be just that, a civil war within the Republican Party that allows a Democrat to recapture the seat.

Washington insiders and party leaders are calling the race a referendum on President Obama and the enormous spending being under taken by Democrats in Congress, pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into each campaign. Moderate Republican Representative John McHugh of New York’s 23rd has resigned his Congressional seat to accept a position in President Obama’s cabinet as Secretary of the Army. Republicans quickly nominated State Legislator Dede Scozzafava. Democrats have selected a political newcomer in Bill Owens and Attorney from upstate New York. However the Conservative Party, upset with the pick of Scozzafava, has nominated their own candidate Doug Hoffman.

Political infighting in the Republican Party has ensued. Conservatives are upset with the pick of Scozzafava, a politically moderate woman with a liberal record on abortion and gay rights. The Conservative Club for Growth has endorsed Hoffman and poured nearly $250,000 dollars into his campaign. In the recent weeks Republicans Sarah Palin and Governor Tim Pawlenty have come out in support of Hoffman, bucking party leaders like Newt Gingrich and Representative John Boehner, who support Scozzafava.

The Conservative Party and the Club for Growth have definite ties to the Tea Party movement in general and the growing ultra-Conservative movement in particular. Both Palin and Pawlenty are thought to be presidential hopefuls in 2012, and could be using this election to better position themselves within that part of their electorate. Gingrich believes between 20-30% of Republicans would vote for either candidate, but that “you need 50% + 1 to win an election,” and they can’t get that support.

That leaves Bill Owens. If the Republican vote is split, it will almost assure the Democrats and Bill Owens the seat. If Scozzafava wins, Republicans will call it a referendum on Obama, but might damage ties with the more conservative part of their party for 2010 and 2012. If the Conservative Candidate Doug Hoffman wins, it could be a huge step forward for the conservative Tea Party movement.

Let the conversation begin.

–Luke Inhen



According to Luke: America, we have a problem

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America, we have a problem. Ok, so it doesn’t sound as good as that classic line from Apollo 13, but hear me out.

America was founded on the idea of freedom of speech. Our founders thought it was so important they wrote it down in some document we call the Bill of Rights, that just SOUNDS important. From the belief in the freedom of speech came town hall meetings or county fairs for the Southern readers.
In the old fashioned town halls, everyone would speak their mind, and the leaders would listen and then make decisions based off of the concerns of their citizens. Many small towns in the Northeast still meet this way. One town in New Hampshire has to approve the budget for the entire city through a town hall. Sounds like Democracy in action right? Well today we have more of Democracy inaction than anything.

At the beginning of the week it was leaked that an organization called Freedom Works was distributing a document entitled “Rocking the Town Halls – Best Practices.” If you haven’t read or seen in the news, some folks are getting pretty upset at their representative, and instead of talking to them like adults they’ve resorted to shouting matches at town halls. Imagine if George Washington had gotten into a shouting match with Joe Schmo, would your image of him be tainted?

In the document, Freedom Works gives supporters a plan of attack on how to handle their representative. My personal favorites come from the “Inside the Hall” section where supporters are instructed to: “Spread out in the hall…The objective is to put the Rep on the defensive” or to “Rock the boat early in the Rep’s presentation…Watch out for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements.”

Yesterday, the Left struck back with its own plan of attack. In their playbook, supporters were instructed to get to the events early and to “form a wall around the Representative.”

Is that what we have come to America? Is this honestly how low we have sunk? Not only are we planning strategic attacks on our Representatives through yelling, protests, and in some cases violence, but we are planning counterattacks on the attacks.

I’m all for the marketplace of ideas. That is the foundation this country rests upon, but there is a difference between disagreeing with someone, and working together to find common solutions or agreeing to just disagree, and planning a strategy that blatantly disrupts the conversation.

In America we have a way to get rid of Representatives you don’t like. It’s called the ballot box. It’s a lot easier to yell and scream at someone than it is to have a conversation with them, but that’s what makes us uniquely American: We were never afraid to have that conversation before. Let’s work out our differences through conversation, try to find common ground, and at the end of the day if we still don’t agree than we can agree to disagree. That’s the America I know. Or you could just yell and scream.

–Luke Inhen

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