“My dad is a staunch conservative. Growing up, our nightly routine was to watch the O’Reilly Factor with my dad pausing the show every 3 minutes to add his own commentary. That’s the environment I grew up in. I love my dad and I still hold to conservative values, but my perspective on these things started to change when I actually met people from different backgrounds and life circumstances.
The sharp edges to my young conservatism have been rubbed smooth through the gracious conversations and people I’ve met.”