Comment: Again, we mostly agree

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Again, we mostly agree

I think we often have a propensity to try to do the right things, but, this is not because of our nature. It is because of our upbringing, religion, our laws, social pressure (i.e. if I do the dishes, my wife is happy, and if I don't well....), our own convenience, and sometimes doing the right thing is just simply better for self. Joseph Stalin and Ron Paul is a great example. It shows us two different sets of behaviors, not necessarily natures. Stalin has let his evil nature reign, Paul has not. Due to upbringing, school, religion, or even God's grace, Ron Paul does a lot of good. Stalin, not so much. Our behavior falls somewhere in between, but our nature, the very root of us, does not. It's either corrupt, or it's good.

By the way, Ron Paul agrees with me on this subject. He believes the same as me. Not that it matters, because he would never try to force his view on you or anyone simply because of his position. I don't want to force anything either. But reasonable dialogue is fun :)

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