I voted for one political party for some 25 years to get a very specific policy proposal enacted. So what happened? The issue I was concerned about happened under the opposing political party’s watch. And then what happened? The party I had long supported returned to power and promptly cratered the very issue about which I had long placed my faith in them. This caused my mental wheels to begin churning. I realized I didn’t understand the actual political process very well at all, and yet there were political issues about which I was downright passionate.