A dispute resolution quote of note

quotes of noteHere’s something for all of us, regardless of political persuasion, to think about as America debates the big issues:

…when any government measure, no matter how carefully crafted or beneficial, is subject to scorn; when any efforts to help people in need are attacked as un-American; when facts and reason are thrown overboard and only timidity passes for wisdom, and we can no longer even engage in a civil conversation with each other over the things that truly matter – that at that point we don’t merely lose our capacity to solve big challenges. We lose something essential about ourselves.

From Obama’s September 8, 2009,  speech on health care.

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