Is it a beauty pageant or a political debate? I sort of like these questions as it reveals a thoughtful character. What I dislike is that a politically correct sound bite must be given in place of a thoughtful, nuanced answer if the contestant wants to remain in contention. With years of preparation on the line, contestants literally can’t afford to tell the truth.
“On a hot, humid day, sweaty throngs on Boston Common chanted — sometimes angrily, often profanely — against Nazis, racism, the Ku Klux Klan, and fascists.”
This is the First Amendment as it should be: Both sides, one right, one wrong, making their claims without coming into violent conflict. The white supremacists will lose every time the normal people let them parade around and display their lunacy.