We live in a raucous democracy, thank goodness. We don't all agree; again, thank goodness. These are bewildering times, and no one has a crystal ball. All that said, you may not agree with the people who gathered in Washington today -- I do -- but it would be demagoguery to slander them with the standard sobriquets: right-wingers, racists, angry white men, and so on. These are obviously decent citizens who were not just looking for a good excuse to interrupt their lives for a trip to Washington. They are the kind of people who made this country great, and they deserve a hearing.