Comment: Republicans Are Not Evil

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Republicans Are Not Evil

Disclaimer: I agree with much of the post. I think Obama's worse than Romney (a little bit), but I am very glad he lost as I think it's what's best for the liberty movement. I was previously a big Republican advocate and voter (through the last mid-term elections). I wrote in Ron Paul yesterday and rooted for Obama for the reason stated.

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I think 'evil' is the wrong word in reference to the Republicans. That sounds like you're saying Republican people are evil. They're not by-in-large, and we shouldn't talk like that. My parents are Republicans, and they are some of the best people I know. Many of us were also Republicans. I myself supported Bush and McCain (before them I was too young to get it). I only came to the R3VOLUTION about a year and a half ago. I was not evil. Just because a person disagrees with us doesn't mean they are evil. Satan is evil. Nero was evil. Hitler was evil, but many of his supporters were just misled and confused. Perhaps the GOP is evil in many ways, but Republicans themselves? No.

Apart from that just not being true, from a practical standpoint Republicans also think/know they are not evil. Saying so is just offensive and invalidates whatever else we might have to say. We look like crazies - and while many have that perception because of how our issues are portrayed by the media, we are anything but crazy. Well, most of us. :) We need not support that view with inflamed mischaracterizations of the very people we need to reach.

Notice how Ron Paul behaves toward those he disagrees with. He will call their issues out, but I know he is respected by many on both sides. He does not deride the character of others, he simply pursues and proclaims the truth as best he can. Let us follow his lead in this and choose our words wisely.

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I was also gonna say something in Rand's defense even though I don't like that he endorsed Romney either, but I'll just keep it focused on the very important point above.

"For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God."
(1 Peter 2:15-16)