The legendary House Speaker Sam Rayburn used to say, “If two men agree on everything, one’s not thinking”. As Texans, we have a long history of fierce independence. Our beliefs are firm and an important part of who we are. And for much of that history, we found ways to understand each other and solve problems, even when we didn’t agree.
But lately something’s been different. For some reason, feeling strongly about some ideas means you have to agree with other, unrelated ideas. That you have to support your team because the other team couldn’t possibly have anything good to say. And so we find ourselves nodding along even though we know something’s not right.
Our community deserves something better. If we can upgrade our phones, fix our cars and maintain our homes, why can’t we do the same for our politics?
Over the next year, we hope you will join us in thinking about how we get back to reasonable debates, civil disagreements, and a government that makes decisions after listening to everyone’s voice.