Re: Ch. 7: The Moral Foundation of Politics
I totally agree, DWill.
These days, I'm rooting for Democrats because the GOP under Trump has become almost entirely divorced from its conservative past. For the foreseeable future, Democrats seem to be a better bet for promoting stewardship of the environment, virtue in politics, and protecting the rule of law and democratic principles. It seems that Trump's party only cares about increasing the profits of corporations. As such, maybe we are seeing a reorientation of our political parties in America. It does seem that Democrats have a real shot at expanding beyond the care/harm foundation and will become more attractive to voters.
I've never been one to identify as a conservative or liberal, but ten years ago, I would have described myself as more or less moderate conservative. Ever since McCain selected Palin as his running mate, I've felt disenfranchised by both parties. But so it goes. Haidt is sort of reminding me why I do lean conservative (at least toward what conservative used to be). But like Haidt, I would very much like to see Democrats branch out into areas that Republicans have forsaken.
I'm very sorry for not contributing more to this discussion. I've highlighted many passages during my reading, but I just don't feel I have much to add to the conversation. DWill is doing a fabulous job summarizing each chapter though.