Poverty, divorce, abortion, war, mass shootings. The list can be as long as one wants to make it. In a nation and world as complex and interdependent as ours, answers can leave us at a loss. We often resort to policy and blame.

It seems strange — we are at a place where different groups of people are angry at each other while using the same argument to oppose the others’ stance on different issues. One says the other side supports murder (including rights to abortion and firearms) while claiming to defend rights (to do with my body what I want, or the Second Amendment). I am not suggesting these two are equal — no one on one side or the other would. I am suggesting that defending our personal rights can get in the way of our logic.

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