A miscellany of thoughts, newsclips and ephemera.
Hm, yes. I actually have known evil people who, upon closer acquaintance, remained evil. But he's right in that we don't know everything about these politicians. I remain cynical, but I don't usually outright vilify them.I would point out, however, that Cost needs to brush up on his history. That was most definitely not the meaning of "Democratism" and "Republicanism" philosophies (not that both sides didn't think they're right- they did!), and Madison was not so keen on the division of powers. In fact, he did not trust the people to know what was best for themselves. But that's another story...
I took this as a real indictment of the way Americans tend to blankly label people "evil" based on their politics. One colleague at work actually told me that my family was stupid because the majority of them were Republicans. Our Head had to insert a paragraph into the start-of-school letter warning us to keep our personal political opinions to ourselves so as not to insult those that do not share those opinions.The polarization and hatred of one side for the other worries me.
I agree with you; it's out of control.
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