26) Discussions on college campuses, prevailing attitudes, privacy issues, & views on abortion in developing countries <62nd OP>
I hope people realize the consequences of not doing something to turn the tide. Our democracy is fragile. Once lost it is not easily recovered.
Josh, as you know I am older (almost 74) and Catholic. My views on abortion are not important. You mentioned several times your respect for others ideas and beliefs. That is what is important. I do not think anyone has the right to tell others how to live or what they can or cannot do with their bodies. I wonder if people realize what a frightening time this is for our democracy. I know that you realize this but others that I talk to don't seem to get it.
Re: "moral issue voters"...
I'd assert that the most intense liberals also think of their commitment as driven by moral issues, even if they don't word it that way.
And I'd assert that both sides of those moral issue voters have a large degree of "faith" and "don't you dare question the core premises" elements way down deep, driving expression of their beliefs - both religious people and "super liberals" will lose face in their community if they don't tow the line hard enough.
(In other words - for the most intense liberals, their mindset is ALSO actually very close to "religious".)