excellent post by jet over at the sirens chronicles daily featured today.
"This county was founded on an argument; our governing precepts grew from a thousand arguments, and for two hundred years we have argued in order to grow. This was a good thing. Nowadays, we no longer argue with any sort of fact based premise. Nope, not us. We bicker. Our passions are rooted in contrived shallow positions on topics shaped by people who have a stake in the outcome, not a sincere ideological imperative. We disregard facts that don’t suit us and squabble with the carefree obstinacy of three year olds."