Politics, Religion & Lifestyle

Politics for many people has essentially become a combination of religion (literally) and a lifestyle brand. The religious leaders that they follow tell them - in no uncertain terms - how to live, and that their politics are a part of that. Politics have turned into something that is moralized, and at issue absolutely everywhere. As a result, politics becomes a key part of identity and decision-making. From actual political matters (like abortion, taxes, gun rights, etc.