I should have said the people in the forum rather than this forum.
I mean, I think we all for the most part want the same thing. We all want national security. We all want a stable economy. We all want to help those in need. We all want affordable healthcare. We just can't stop bickering enough to do something about it. As cliché as it is, united we stand, divided we fall.
I'm an optimist at heart, but it's hard to see optimism in our current state of the union.
"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." — Frédéric Bastiat