This passage doesn’t help your final argument, “We need to do better.”, though I think the advice you are attempting to give is valid. If we need to do better, then do better yourself. That would give you more credibility. And I wouldn’t say that liberals have the schools under their thumbs, it’s just that the school environment is one of progress in education, as opposed to the conservation of values. That’s more for the church environment. There are different natural habitats for different personality types. Dichotomous thinking is the problem. Until we can stop thinking in terms of progressive verse conservative, then we are doomed to further dig the hole. We need a common higher purpose. Republicans are showing a tremendous amount of party bias in not seeking the release of Donald Trump’s taxes, which is obviously in the best interest of the nation. It’s that they place their loyalty to the Republican party first. Where is the common higher cause?