OK, so we’re divided. We’re split down the middle. So you’d figure you’d occasionally come across a neighbor who had different views and the two of you could debate the issues have a spirited debate. Hasn’t happened? Well, it turns out that we are not only divided as individuals. We are also divided into politically-lopsided communities. In other words, there’s a pretty good chance that your neighbor shares your politics.
There are still, thankfully, exceptions. I am a proud member of the San Francisco liberal elite. But on occasion, we do let those with opposing views drive through town (as proven by this digital snapshot my wife took while driving around town the other day).