As an independent conservative, I voted for Ben Ray Lujan because I thought he represented the greatest chance that something would actually be done in Washington. It is hard for me to admit it, but I was wrong.
If we as a species ever hope to become civilized, we must learn to solve all of our problems without the use of force. For every problem we face, from the smallest family to the largest government, we must learn to talk openly about the problem with those with whom we disagree, find a reasonable solution where all win, make an agreement, and then keep our word. I would suggest that when we won’t even talk to each other, there is no further chance to become civilized.