The Realignment
★★★★★

Great discussions, great guests.

My sympathies are firmly with the left but if you are intellectually honest you should realize Marshall and Saagar are too. I love to hear about the issues young minds on the right and left can agree on and gain better understanding of why we disagree when we do. In that vein, here is my question. Do you think abortion and guns are even a good issue for the right to run on anymore? As someone on the left, I find myself annoyed with Democrats rhetoric on guns. As with abortion this is largely a question of asking the government to litigate values. Personally I don’t want the government deciding my partner and I’s family planning options anymore than I want them deciding if I can own an AR-15. Is it too late to depoliticize these issues and allow for more pluralism or is continued totalism on these issues still the way forward for the national parties? I sorely wish Republicans would relax away from “life starts at conception” as much as I wish Democrat’s would stop touting an assault weapons ban. Can a nuanced, compromise oriented discussion ever be had on these issues?

Oct. 8, 2020 by NicholasLeCamp on Apple Podcasts


The Realignment