Munchkin, I applaud you for keeping an open mind and trying to sort out all the issues.
One of my parents was a Democrat, the other a Republican, so I think that helped me to avoid demonizing either party. From my experience, I think most people only listen to commentators or newscasters that support their point of view and then they characterize the opposite party/candidate as stupid, horrible, etc. ALL Republicans are blah blah, ALL Democrats are blah blah.
It's not tempting to enter into a dialogue here to try to sort out any of the issues, because it ends up in personal attacks. I won't post in this thread any further and I expect that there many be others who won't because they expose themselves to contempt, ridicule, sarcasm and other unproductive responses.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high. Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift