Liberals and conservatives alike are locked in their separate corners, neither willing to hear the other nor open to honestly addressing the challenges of our country. Do we believe it is possible for attitudes and actions to change? Are we all doomed by the actions of our past? I believe we can change but unless we are willing to engage in courageous conversations to address our challenging past, our country will be destroyed. Even Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson, along with many of our honored leaders of the past, had to wrestle with their own contradictions. Do we recognize that a country "divided against itself will not stand?"