My “conservative*” family and friends (mostly family?) are some of the most, honest, decent, hard working, full of common sense, tolerant, generous people that I know. I daresay in the world.
We disagree, sometimes strongly, on some policy issues. Sometimes I think they are full of sh… let’s say “beans.” Yet, we respect each other’s integrity in disagreement.
I share these thoughts because sometimes the decency and character of people who disagree with us is called into question. This is done by all sides.
*NOTE: “Conservative” is in quotes because the term is used too broadly today. How does it include people who are supportive of LGBTQ rights as well as homophobes, for example?