I recently did an hour or so with Kevin Lynn of the Progressives for Immigration Reform. It was a great talk in which we cover a lot of ground but the most important takeaway is that when it comes to the big issues, political labels are irrelevant.

They should only act as guideposts to help us talk through the issues, uncover root causes of the problems we’re wrestling with the goal of achieving communication.

Bullying has no place in this situation, nor does being a doctrinaire anything because that precludes discussion. I’m not interested in being right anymore on these issues, I’m interested in figuring out the order of operations for correcting the path we’re currently on in the proverbial Big Picture.

Thanks to Kevin for the invite and for supporting Gold Goats ‘n Guns.