The changing face of San Diego is something the Republican Party has not kept pace with. The city has moved away from them and they keep trying to pull it back to a place and time that no longer exists.
I haven’t always had a deep-seated disrespect for Republican platforms or political strategies. I first registered as a Republican in college, because many in my family are conservative Christians. In my naivete I distrusted Democrats. I now know there are bad actors in both major parties and power can corrupt, but my faith is much more in line with the left than with what the right has become.
I fundamentally believe that people – made in the image of God – are good and helpful, regardless of political leanings or professed faith. Some politically active conservatives and progressives are the most loving, generous people I know. I carry an assumption that many from whom I deeply diverge in political opinion are doing a great deal for their local and global communities.
Although I strive to give individuals the benefit of the doubt regarding possible motivation and logic behind opinions with…
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