It's typical to assume that there's one way to look at a problem, and then there's another way to look at a problem. But if you actually look, that's not the situation we actually have.
In reality, as you can see on comment threads, or in remarks from Republican legislators or cable news, there's one way to look at a problem, and then there are people who are totally insane. Run some actual public policy from Europe up the flagpole around here, and see what kind of salutes you get. Like I said, totally insane.
And this will be about as easy to change as shariah law or the belief that the sun goes around the earth. In Germany 70 years ago it took total defeat and destruction to bring them down a peg and restore sanity.
Could it happen here? Be afraid, very afraid.