Hello everyone! For years now, I have been involved with local politics in my area. I have had the chance to volunteer with political campaigns, meet local political leaders, and the opportunity to learn more about the political process. A lot of my non-political friends have encouraged me to write a blog to share my thoughts on current events and to discuss any public policy issues. I personally see the value in hearing from others who have political ideologies different from my own. As a country, we have moved away from the ability to discuss differing views in an open, respectful manner, and I believe we need to bring civility back to the political process. I hope you find value in this blog and learn to take away new ideas that you may not have considered before. Only through understanding, and respect for one another, can we hope to bridge the political divide that separates us.