Whenever I see Rand Paul, Glen Beck, etc. brought up in a thread I find myself thinking about an aspect of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Sam Wise was a constant reminder with good reasons and intentions that Gollum was evil but Frodo while carrying the burden of the Ring of Power taught that it was important to believe people can change. Frodo extended Gollum grace and mercy right up until his finger was bit off and he was under the influence of the ring.
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