Finding Common Ground at the Border

“Ronald Reagan is reported to have said, ‘The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.’

There is much wisdom in this sentiment, but the realities of alliance building in the current political environment raise complicated questions for many people: What happens when the balance shifts and the percentage representing agreement goes south of 80 percent? And what happens when one of the issues that constitute the 20 percent of disagreement is foundational to one’s identity?”

Continue reading Rabbi David Hoffman‘s “We Went to the Border to Support Our Friends. Our Disagreements Were for Another Time.” on JTA