I have mentioned that I occasionally enjoy attending liberal protests. Partly this is for the circus like atmosphere they often acquire, and partly because I want to routinely remind myself what the most passionate members of the other side believe so I do not get trapped in a conservative bubble.
Last night I went to a protest outside the White House that opposes Trump’s executive order temporarily suspending refugee programs from certain countries. This is an issue that I had not made up my mind about, mostly because there is so much conflicting information it is not clear what the real policy is.
The plan last night was to go to the rally, hear what people firmly opposed to the new policy had to say, and then maybe write a blog post about their views. That plan was completely upended when I made the decision to open my mouth and ask a question.