I did not read Hillary Clinton's book 'It Takes a Village' simply because I was not interested in the topic at the time so I had nothing to say about it. I heard many conservatives bash it vigorously. Those I knew had not read it either because of the author’s politics. I probably never will read it, but it dawned on me one day that the title actually was how children in the U.S.A. used to be raised. The thing is during those times those who made up "The Village” were on the same page. The parents, law enforcement, Church, Schools, and local governments worked together to keep children basically pointed in the same direction and held the kids responsible for their actions. Neighbors would contact 'Johnny’s parents if they felt they needed to. If I got in trouble at school trouble at home was guaranteed. The Village did help raise us. My point is that many times we close our minds and eyes to ideas because of a label; Conservative, Liberal, Libertarian, Male, Female, Black...etc. We often also blindly, freely open ourselves up to absurd notions because 'so & so' said it, and is in agreement with me on other things. Parts of the church used to blindly deny the existence of dinosaurs even after fossils were found because of the beliefs of those who found them. So, it may be a good thing to be informed before we speak, act, and vote. And just because my politics, religious beliefs, philosophical approach is or is not in agreement with ___ doesn't make what they say automatically wrong, or right.