well said, Jessica!
I am a registered Democrat also, although I am considering myself more
of an Independent at the moment. I, too, was turned off by the other
Republican issues which were mentioned by Fairtaxers on the emails, I
forget what exactly, but I do remember I was considering going to a
meeting in North Charleston or Summerville, and changed my mind
because of something like that.
John Steinberger wrote and asked me to show up at the July 4th
Charleston event, to emphasize the non-partisan character of
Fairtaxers, and I am definitely planning to do that. It seems crucial
to me, that we do exactly as Jessica suggests, not talk social issues
at FairTax meetings or emails.