Thats fair enough.
It takes a level of maturity to analyze ones own shortfalls and be able to admit when they have gone against their own beliefs. Or, more importantly, be willing to improve ones moral compass. This is what i was trying to do. Most certainly, i am not condoning such actions, but rather i am encouraging careful reflection.
Exchanges such as this highlight the fact that even those that differ wildly on how we think society should function still share many core values.
We need to work together to foster trust rather than tear each other down with fear. Unfortunately, fear works as a political motivator.
In todays climate, cooperation and healthy debate seem to be the exception and not the rule.
Any time the debate degrades to nothing more than name calling rather than presentation of sound counterpoint our society dies a little.
All sides are guilty. What has to happen before people start to value intelligent debate over childish name calling?
I think this is one area where Trump falls woefully short. But, on the other hand, he also presented concrete ideas and simple steps to accomplish some worthy goals. Cut taxes, build a wall, support the military, return law and order, reduce corruption. I think these things are what resonate and not the name calling.
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