Arius Aardvark is a retired partner of a large law firm living in a blue area of a red state. He is white, straight, and suffers no major disabilities. He was raised in a southern working class family and worshiped in the Baptist church in his youth. He attended three Ivy League universities and made his career as a business lawyer.

Arius and his wife, Dr. Aardvark, live in the Happy Acres Retirement Community, where some voted for Trump and some did not.

Arius practices a religion whose First Principle is the inherent worth and dignity of all human beings. Recent events have put this First Principle to the test. But faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.