"Arthur Camins writes about a society in which we care about one another, as opposed to a me-first individualism that currently commands our public discourse.“Without one another we are diminished. The more we have others around us, the stronger we can become. That is the idea of the common good.“It’s not a uniquely American idea, but it is one with which many of us identify. Republicans in Congress have a different idea. It applies to guns, health care, retirement, and education.Their value is a strain of individualism that stands in opposition to the common good. Their strategies are: Promote fear and undermine public confidence in government as a vehicle to keep people safe. The goal is the further enrichment of the already privileged. Republicans in Congress have a different idea. It applies to guns, health care, retirement, and education."