When I was a kid I told my aunt to shut up. It’s the only time I remember using those words in my entire life.
I don’t know if I learned it right then or over time, however she made certain I understood that we could ask almost anything of each other, other than this.
My daughter and I watched the first presidential debate on a street blocked off, with a giant screen mounted on the side of a building, with hundreds or maybe a thousand others. It was peaceful, funny, engaging.
I thought about my aunt and how important it is we all listen to each other, honor each other.
Everyone keeps talking about how bad off we are, however, what I witnessed tonight is America at it’s finest.
Democracy and freedom of speech is an incredible gift.