“No politics at the table!”
This may be a well-intentioned rule at many a Thanksgiving dinner this year, especially after a hard-fought election. Yet, our country is rooted in a handful of core arguments that often defy resolution – and it is this never-ending debate that, in many ways, defines Americanism. From the Founding to today, our American identity is rooted in debate, discourse, and discussion. The very process of never-ending argument is what bolsters democracy.
But too often, arguments become fights, and that damages our Republic. So how do we meaningfully engage with those who we vigorously disagree with? Civic Nebraska’s Civic Health Program curates a clearinghouse of resources to help you nurture authentically American arguments this holiday season. Take a look and give some of them a try.