There is a misguided notion that in order to achieve great things Republicans and Democrats need to get along. Work together. Cooperate for the common good. It’s absurd. I’ve specifically designed NORMAL so that Republicans and Democrats don’t even need to interact. Let’s review: After a stint of three terms ( just six years,) our congressional representatives are fully vested and receive a $130,000 a year pension. I’ve looked and I can’t find a single person who thinks that this is okay. NORMAL enlists a group of diverse college students to write up a small piece of regulation that addresses our representatives compensation package. Our voting districts are cast in stone meaning that the constituency and the representative are of like party affiliation. With NORMAL you realize that the conflict is not between Normal Joe Republicans and Democrats. The conflict is between the constituency and a Representative who has ulterior motives.