Democracy becomes weakened when we only speak with those who share our views... To be effective, we need the participation of folks from across the political spectrum - left, right, somewhere in the middle, and politically disengaged - and all walks of life - ranchers, teachers, business owners, the financially secure and those struggling to make ends meet, new comers and old-timers. In other words, we need you - yes, you!
- Parker Palmer
From Healing the Heart of Democracy:
The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit