I’m a Republican who believes we need our nation’s Democrats. Hear me out.

I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America. And to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.

Ever notice how much of the pledge is about unity? I know our Founding Fathers fought a lot. I know they had different ideas. Heck, some of them dueled with guns over their differences. And yet, they called for coming together to solve issues. Why would they do that? Because they knew every side had value. Even the ones they disagreed with. 

The majority of Democrats are good people. They want to see the world be a more equitable place. They want to see the poor cared for, and the sick healed. I may disagree with their methods, but I cannot disagree with those values. 

We shouldn’t shun them from the table of solutions just because we disagree with their exact methods. By combining our practicality with their empathy, we can create something the world has never seen. 

Because that’s what Americans do.

Nicholas Huey