The Public Pulse: We’re more alike than we might think | Opinion

Like June 18 Public Pulse writer Don Nogg (“Sasse bucks party”), I have also noticed Nebraska U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse’s independent nature. To answer Nogg’s question about what Democrats think, I will offer this Democrat’s opinion. Left, right or center, I’m for any person or persons who can move this country forward in a civil and compassionate manner.

I often wonder how we got to this place in our country. It seems a person’s political affiliation is more defining than the substance of that person.

I have known Nogg for close to 40 years, and I can say with confidence the things that are important to me are also to him. These include love of family, country and religion, the ability to be able to go anywhere we want in this great country of ours and to feel safe and accepted.

Most important is the right to agree or disagree with what we deem right or wrong.

William K. Earlywine, Omaha