It’s very possible that since President Trump won the 2016 presidential election you lost contact with some friends, maybe even some family members.
It’s incredible how one man has been able to divide a nation. Yet here we are less than 30 days away from the next presidential election, and it seems like we, as a country, are at our worst.
While many are having trouble maintaining relationships because supporting one candidate often means being in favor of policies that go against a family member or friend’s very existence, two neighbors in Texas want to show that it’s okay to support different candidates and still love each other.
Marne Litton and Tasha Hancock both live in Cedar Park, Texas and have been neighbors for six years. And while they support different candidates, they’re urging others to stop the fighting and love each other.
“On our neighborhood page, I would see a lot of issues with people stealing signs, throwing paint on signs, punching holes through them, a lot of bashing back and forth,” Litton, a Republican, told KVUE.
In an attempt to show that love can cross party lines, Litton shared photos of her and Hancock on Facebook, both showing support for their respective political party.
“So, I may think one way about one subject and that’s why I vote a certain way but, that doesn’t run my whole life. That doesn’t mean I’m a bad person or my kids are not good people or we’re not a good family and vice versa,” she said.
Litton explained on Facebook how the two put their political beliefs aside when it comes to their friendship.
We love each other! She’s had my kids over for movie night, we’ve had them over for dinner, we are always borrowing things from one another and bringing each other goodies. Guess what….different skin color, different political beliefs but mutual love and respect.
“I know that she’s a Trump supporter and you know, I try to keep an open mind, and that’s the way I live my life. I know that we’re going through challenging times right now,” Hancock told KXAN.
So far the reception has been positive, and they hope it continues and encourages others to reach out to those with differing views.
“The best ideas in America have come from two different parties and political views coming together and finding compromises. That’s where great ideas come from,” Litton said.
“When you talk like adults and have open dialogue, you’re like, ‘Oh, I hadn’t thought about that’ or ‘Oh, I can see your point of view on that,’ instead of just my way or the highway.”
Do you agree with Marne and Tasha? Can we put aside our political beliefs to remain friends with each other or are some beliefs too harmful that a relationship is not possible?
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