Thanks for the conversation with Norman Lear, a man who made a difference — and made us laugh along the way.
I do, however, disagree with his claim, "The left gave away God and moral values and the flag."
The religious right doesn't hold the high ground on morality. Morality is based in fact, not belief. A community's morality is evident in practices from which all members benefit. The religious right relies on doctrine to guide its morality, never mind that its doctrine has not kept pace with modernity.
For example, there is no empirical evidence that shows that same-sex marriage is harmful, a fact that is being confirmed as this issue works its way through our courts.