Mike Murphy and Steve Richardson: Our bitter polarization won’t end with the election

Mike Murphy is the director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's FixUS initiative. He recently wrote an opinion piece with FixUS volunteer Steve Richardson for The Virginia Mercury, an excerpt of which is below: 

Virginians have a proud legacy of significant contributions to the creation and preservation of the Republic. The words “Give me liberty, or give me death!” were uttered by Virginian Patrick Henry in Richmond. The decisive victory at Yorktown won our independence. And of course, Founding Fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were sons of Virginia.

More recently, Virginia is the place where modern-day patriots stood up against racism and destructive nationalism. For example, when White supremacists marched on Charlottesville in 2017, a diverse gathering of citizens risked their lives to oppose them and advocated for a more inclusive future. 

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