Allison does not blame her plight on foreign terrorists or illegal immigrants. She dismissed fear-mongering as a divisive smokescreen.
"Money has divided us as a country. Politics are there, but they are just a distraction to it,'' she wrote this week in her notebook. She reads this as Kadee shows me an impressive drawing of a cat she made for me.
"We all have our vices, our past, our weaknesses," Allison Evenson reads.
"Look at the way our democracy is. Al Franken. Norm Coleman. One against one. The ads I see today justify my point. They advertise the worst in the other in hopes, in order for themselves to feel better, seem better, in the public eye. But from what I have seen ... neither is better.
Neither is good in their intentions.
"Nobody is perfect," she reads to me. "Yet this is where we are as a country, not believing the good in one another. We need to come together, to stop being divided."
The venom for Allison and her family in the Pioneer Press comments pages is shocking.
The same outrage for a family who ended up getting their utilities shut off because of their inability to pay should mirror the outrage over a United States Senator who got a sweetheart deal on Washington DC housing and did not pay utilities for a year.
Even more disturbing, when Coleman paid for a years worth of utilities, he payed about $500, significantly less than the market rate.
Cushy deals for US Senators and families that struggle paycheck to paycheck in Minnesota.
I was truly shocked at the outrage and hateful rhetoric at the Pioneer Press comments page when I read them this morning.
Coleman ought to feel very lucky he's not seen the same outrage over his housing and utilities scandal...much less his "unconventional marriage".