Did you know that
… if Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had just asked King George over for tea, instead of those pesky radicals dumping his tea in the harbor, then the crown would totally have reduced their taxes?
… if Gandhi had just asked real nice, and burned some incense, Britain would have fallen over itself to free India immediately?
… if Rosa Parks had just moved on back when she was asked, Montgomery would have welcomed the opportunity to integrate its bus line, lunch counters and schools?
… if perpetrators of domestic violence and their victims would just hug, everything would be all better at home?
Because if the lions and the lambs would just shake hands and agree to disagree amicably about policy, or find some previously unexplored unblemished middle ground between fair and unfair, then lions could eat lambs in peace and all would be right with the world.