What I am trying to say isn’t really partisan, although it can sound that way until the point is understood. Respect for our planet and universal human rights are the foundation for any meaningful dialogue that will not be based on the domination of any one of our groups over the others. I do not trust myself to rule over others any more than I trust others to rule over me. These two core values make meaningful dialogue possible. They should not be on the table as bargaining chips.