A well-regarded personality profiling tool I have taken and studied in my business career contains a section that explains how, when taken to extremes, our strengths can become weaknesses (blindspots).
For most of my adult life, I have identified myself as a political conservative. But over the years, I have observed the long march of growing strength by the Republican Party in our state and wondered: Have conservative strengths been taken to extremes that now weaken us?
Have we developed our conservative strengths into a blind spot? Is a veto-proof supermajority in both houses of the Legislature the best way to make sound public policy? Should the conservative march continue until everyone at the policymaking table is a Republican?