When We Disagree
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When We Disagree

Disagreement is good for democracy and can be a sign of health. Free people acting from their deep commitments, interests and identities are bound to come to different conclusions about what our political priorities should be and what the public good requires. Disagreements are a sign of healthy pluralism in society. If we express and pursue differences of opinion with civility and mutual concern, they enrich our political processes. They bring genuinely new ideas and correctives to our all-too-human tendency to get stuck in our own perspectives.