This is the eleventh episode in Eric Ludy’s winter Daily Thunder series that dives into the unstable season of American history known as the Antebellum period (1815-1861). This particular message dives into the fierce challenge of overcoming a two-party system and effectively expressing love and care to the other side in the battle. After all, battle is . . . um . . . battle, and expressions of love and kindness really don’t seem to fit very well amidst a melee.