For the sake of our children, we need to call a time out from politics as usual so that guilt by association doesn't become guilt by conversation. No one should be branded a traitor for being willing to talk with others who see the world differently.
The Newtown tragedy has changed our nation forever. And as we are changed, so must our thinking be changed. We must act in such a way that those beautiful children and courageous adults who tried to save them from unspeakable horror shall not have died in vain.