It's nothing new for us. We've been doing it all along.
So well said and so true, as well as sad and frustrating.
We will continue onward as we're moved to do.
We can each do our part and honestly, that's all we can do.
As you noted liberals/progressives see a legitimate roll for government. When I read about a 16 year old Guatemalan boy killed when he was sucked into the food processor he was cleaning at a meat producer I am reminded that usually there is too little government regulation not too much.
My parents were Republican and so was I - until I couldn't be any longer. I used to be proud to be an American - not so much any more. I thought we, as a country, had a set of values and ethics that cared about people and worked together to meet a shared set of goals. Guess not. Time for a change, I would say.