Regarding “Stop insulting Trump voters and their concerns. Talk to them.” (July 23): After reading Gary Abernathy’s op ed I thought about all of the hours that I have spent talking to friends and family who are Trump supporters. In talking with them respectfully and often, with love and consideration, I have found that even when I break through it doesn’t change anything. What has come to me in all this is that they aren’t for anything. They are only against. They are against Democrats, Pelosi, free and fair elections, equal rights, against even the will of this country to elect someone with whom they disagree. All of those ideas are anti-democratic, so where can we meet. I have tried to find common ground with them and there is none. I wish all this was not true but it is a fact that I have learned. All I can draw on is either a familial relationship where politics are not discussed and with friends the same thing. They will have to work this through themselves and hopefully come to a place where it dawns on them that this country was founded on the idea of a democratic republic. When a vote is taken the winner is our leader. We don’t storm the Capitol and try to overturn it. We don’t follow a person that incites the insurrection. We think. We look for common ground not how to suppress everyone else’s ideas. Be for something instead of always making accusatory statements about the current power structure. We have to find a place of commonality. I’ll meet you there.