Yesterday a loved one said she couldn’t respect people with my point of view even if they represent nearly 1/2 of our country. That’s right individuals who played by the books and led a decent life as a whole would not gather a morsel of respect from her because their political persuasion didn’t align in her orbit. This is a woman of immense intelligence who I fully respect even if her political views strongly differ with mine. Where are we as a nation when individuals who see the world differently can respect their differences and maybe even learn from it? Respect is not given but earned and it should not be based on what belief’s one has but by what one has achieved and how they act towards another.