My family was and is mostly made up of Democrats. My thoughts and ideas differed from a very young age, but I didn’t really know much about the Republican Party. The things I knew about the party were told to me by other Democrats which highlighted a lot of racism within the Republican Party. I recall watching John McCain on TV and then hearing the term Moderate Republican. I wanted to learn more about this group of people who seemed to think like me. The more I learned the more I came to understand that my ideas were very middle of the road and I was more of a moderate thinker. Thank you for helping me to see another way of thinking.