I find that I have a lot of common ground with my Conservative friends who contact me about these posts.
Our differences relate to the best way of keeping this country strong and prosperous, and making it work well for the greatest number of people who live here.
Economic and political systems that work well for the few, but not the many, always collapse -- whether they are Communism, Feudalism, or unregulated, uncontrolled Capitalism.
Only a balanced system has worked effectively -- free enterprise with some government regulations and controls to keep rampant greed from running away with and destroying the system.
Social Security and Medicare have solved huge problems in our country which used to afflict the elderly. Native Americans and African tribes take in their elderly and care for them for the rest of their lives in the same tents and wigwams as the rest of the family. For us, Social Security and Medicare take the place of those family tents and wigwams.