No, those are not the reasons, I don't like those things. You should respect him because he's human, like you, like me, quite fallible, far from perfect, full of failings and faults. My political opinion on liberty doesn't make me more worthy of respect. It is simply part of the whole package of human that I am. We won't be good people if we hate those that are opposed to us, that doesn't make us better and we will not win many to our side with anger and bitterness. Respect however may do that to a large degree and will make us better people along the way. Just my two cents.
Remember the rEVOLution. It meant something.
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