I normally ignore Connie Schultz's piece in the paper, because in my opinion it is filled with half-truths to further her agenda and her husband's political career. Due to the title "just like you" I read it. I grew up with a similar background. I have family members that run the gamut from conservative to liberal. I believe women should have equal pay for equal work. I believe people should not be persecuted for their beliefs or lifestyles as long as they don't harm others or break the law. Most people value safety, voting rights, immigration reform, grandchildren, pets, etc. It's rare you can't find some common ground with anyone.