The opinion piece makes a clear point that conservatives have known for a while: Liberals are closed-minded and will never compromise or even consider anyone else's beliefs but their own.
The only way for peace in that family was for the conservative to abandon his beliefs, not the liberal. And they call conservatives closed-minded.
Wayne S. Kreger
Note to Madeline Janis: You and your father did not transcend the ideological divide — only he did.
I actually share many of her progressive leanings, but it never would have occurred to me to insist that my father give up a prized possession without at least trying to understand his point of view with sincerity.
She makes the unfounded assumption that her father is wrong politically but condescendingly “forgives” him to show her love — and then wonders why we have political polarization and gridlock.
Where's the humanity?
Would it have hurt to reach across the gulf of ideology she touts and offer comfort to a dying man to say: “Dad, even though I can't stand Rush Limbaugh, his caps mean a lot to you, so take them along because you mean more to me than my ideology.”