Comment: Great reply!

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Great reply!

Thanks for taking the time. Your position is not uncommon and it's great that we can get to the bottom premise and take a look at them. Just to clarify my point; people are inherently bad, but we have a great capacity for good. I have three kids and I can tell you that I have never once intentionally taught my kids how to lie, steal, be selfish, and fight. In fact, I teach them the opposite. Yet somehow they from a very very young age tend towards those behaviors. I have to teach them to share and be nice, not to fight and be selfish.

"Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially on politics." -Thomas Jefferson