Writing takes many forms. It can be a note to remind you of what to get at the store, a description freezing some moment or experience in time, an opinion designed to influence decisions and direction or it can be cathartic – an act of creative divestiture.
In the latter case, the result of this effort, though framed and delivered by you, is not yours. It was always there, you are simply revealing it, contextualizing it, for you and others to consider. Creative divestiture, like bringing a child into the world, is simultaneously the delivery process and the act of emancipation.
Creative divestiture, as it relates to writing, also relates to governance. In similar fashion, leaving the baggage of political ideology behind, freeing the thought process from self-imposed confinement, opens up a spectrum of opportunities and possibilities not available across the barriers of partisan rhetoric. Evolution of effective, visionary policy is easier and more likely in an unfettered political forum.