A friend told me their pastor and boss had given them information that has convinced my friend Mr. Obama is a terrorist wanting to bring down America. To what end Mr. Obama would want his daughters’ country weakened to such a degree was not explained.I am grateful to all of those in GC who have taught me how to communicate in such a way as to avoid the kind of argument my conversation with my friend might have incurred. With a deep sigh, a moment of silence with prayer for wisdom and presence of mind, I suggested we agree to disagree and moved on to another topic. I suggested we sit down with laptops soon and ‘prove’ our points, but was told that wouldn’t be possible as some of the sources were ‘classified’.I met their pastor at a wedding and he is also against mixed marriage, gays, and the construction of mosques. This will probably endear him to some here.Our legislators are creating a divide not seen since the Civil War. We are totally gridlocked, a fact celebrated under another of today’s posted cartoons by conservatives who feel gridlock is the only protection from Obama’s agenda.This is painful. Had Romney been elected I would have done what I did when Bush was president…. write letters, vote, and when all else failed, work for the Dems. That failed too, but I never considered taking my guns and joining a militia…tho that begs the question…are there any liberal militias?I blame both sides for dividing us, but I blame the R’s for being so much better at it, and so much more willing to do it. As TrustedMechanic said in another post, D’s are much more likely to vote with R’s than the reverse. The “Civil War” began over uncivil behavior. The behavior is certainly uncivil now.Respectfully,C.