When we consider the needs of the least of these, when we seek to improve the situation for the most vulnerable among us, we demonstrate a clear understanding of the interconnected nature of humanity. And in working to make the lives of others better, we create a safety net for ourselves should we ever be knocked off of our own feet. We are at a crossroads, people questioning an overhaul of the entire system. I would argue that we don't need to turn the Constitution upside down. But we can't leave people outside in the cold just because we see it as benefiting our immediate self-interests. It's time we start thinking long term, considering the human cost, and finding a better way.
Living life with other people is messy and requires multiple perspectives to find solutions that will positively impact the largest number of citizens. But being politically comfortable moving around in the in-between can be a lonely existence because American politics don't seem interested in the growing number of us in the middle. Extremes make headlines and create talking points.