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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 03:30 PM

8. One elephant in the room John left out is.....

Trump's and the Republican Party's hatred toward our government. That's the main reason many Americans support them. That may not have been within the intent of his article but it is key to this discussion.

Our government is the primary glue to holds our society together, else we fall into anarchy and chaos. Warts and all, our laws and regulations along with our courts protect us from each other's worst impulses and helps us find justice when things go wrong. That includes protections to a degree against the racism and bigotry he mentions.

IMO, those who hold spite toward our system of government in essence support the freedom to commit those worst human impulses. Although Republicans do that primarily because they hate taxes and anything that retards big business' interests, they do it as well as a ruse to energize their base for religious "freedom" (I find a lot of irony in that).

I think most religions would love to be that societal glue mentioned above but that can never work, as religions are worse than political parties on agreeing to anything in unison. Humans will be greedy and power-hungry no matter who's running the show. The best way for us to have a more peaceful society is for all religions to work with government to strengthen and broaden protections provide by our Constitution and statutory laws for all our citizens.

I do however commend John for calling out Trump for his hatred and poor character.......

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