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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-02-09 12:14 AM
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26. Anyone with half a brain could figure out he supported
gay marriage. He was just either too much of a chickenshit or too motivated by his political agenda to come out and say it.

Now, I don't think he has always been for it, but I guess his daughter got to him at some point because he pretty much avoided the topic at all costs.

I'm not approving of his behavior or justifying it... just trying to explain it. As someone who's father is one of the greatest, most giving and compassionate men I have ever known... yet has some views and traits that are completely opposite, I have come to understand how people rationalize the conflicting ideals.

I believe there are methods of raising kids that foster an open mind and methods that teach kids not to question what you are taught. And those who are taught not to question the teaching find it easier to kee their current beliefs rather than turn their ideological worldview upside down, causing them to rethink events in their lives that might have been different had they questioned it earlier.

Humans in general tend to cling to certain core beliefs for whatever reason (my thought is that it is he brain's self-defense mechanism to preserve sanity), and it takes a lot to get past that barrier. Pride and fear of being shamed by their peers add on to that even more.

So I can see how Cheney could take this position while still being a complete asshat on every other position.
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