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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 03:54 PM

10. While I strongly disagree with the views of the Tea Party ...

I have the intelligence to realize that many smart people disagree with my opinions. Many are Republicans and a few are members of the very conservative Tea Party.

When I encounter such people I listen politely to their views and if I feel it might be productive I counter with my far more liberal and progressive opinions. If the discussion threatens to turn into an angry argument, I simply break it off and mention that we can agree to disagree.

I feel that it is foolish to assume that those who disagree with your viewpoint are unintelligent or idiots. People differ and I have found that I have learned something valuable from every person that I have met.

I hate stereotyping any large group of people. I refuse to believe that all Republicans or "Tea Baggers" are evil and dangerous. I will agree that many are misguided or in my opinion they have formed misconceptions from watching far too many conservative news channels and internet sources.

If we are ever to overcome the problems our nation faces we have to realize the importance of compromise. Currently this is a lost art in politics in our nation and admittedly much of this is caused by the influence of the Tea Party on the Republicans.

It is my view that if we continue to support elected officials who fight like children in an unsupervised playground while being bought and owned by the rich and the big corporations who compose the 1%, we face a bleak future.

The controlling rich and powerful benefit when those under them fight over wedge issues and ignore the truth that the 1% buys and owns the politicians that we elect. The status quo obviously works to the benefit of the powerful and rich as their separation from the endangered middle class and the poor is growing year by year.

We have faced such problems in the past and overcame them. In order to do so we might just have to find common ground with those who disagree with us on many issues.









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