Sean O’Casey noted a few years back: “Politics – I don’t know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together.” Citizens recognize this reality and, to a point, permit this kind of tension in the public space because people often hold to different opinions and a free flow of ideas hopefully brings us better solutions.  But citizens have been patient long enough with the new kind of politics that seeks to divide, conquer, and eventually subjugate.  They now reject it.  In the place of progress, they are forced to make do with polarization and paralysis in government.  Under such a construct, the term…