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Peace Through Assigned Seating

“The Aisle”, that thing that some politicians claim to reach across and others take pride in never crossing, is more rut than thoroughfare. According to a Mainesenate.org post from December of 2018, the Maine State Senate has made a bold move to remove this perennial block to progress by requiring senators to sit in alternating seats. No aisle to be found. Senate President-Elect Troy Jackson, D of Allagash said of the decision, “All too often, we find that lawmakers can’t work across the aisle. Today, we are going to change that. We are removing the partisan aisle. These senators of the 129th Legislature will sit side-by-side with members from the other party.”   Interesting to note is the fact that the...

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Why PeaceBro?

The loud and angry voices dominating political discourse in the United States undermine the nation’s stability. We’re pushing back. Abraham Lincoln once said, “I do not like that man.  I must get to know him better.”   People at both ends of the political spectrum are worth knowing …and hearing.  Most of us instinctively believe this but somehow our nation’s political discourse is dominated by uptight intellectual bigots.   We who refuse to accept that situation need to identify ourselves.  When a majority of Americans demand civil debate and tolerance of opposing views, then the tone of our politics will change for the better.  All viewpoints deserve a fair hearing.  They also deserve to be questioned.   The mission of PeaceBro is to make...

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