The issues dividing Americans, and many others outside the United States, affect those in Twelve Step programs, as well. They are the kinds of issues that can tear apart a meeting with very real life and death consequences. That is why "we have no opinion on outside issues."
Still, to be responsible and productive citizens, the issues that affect us and the issues we can affect need to be addressed maturely and responsibly so that when we do sit and share in those meetings, we know we have done what we can do and can then let go of it all at the meeting in order to deal with the big problem: addiction.
So . . . health care. . . . Maybe we should begin with something easier. The national debt is a prob . . . ."
Okay, let me start again. Hillary Clinton lost because . . . . Enh! Screw it! I'm going skiing.PS. That is not me.