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jvc1133 61535
02/03/14 8:05 am

I have met people with such egregious opinions I've walked away

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
02/03/14 2:12 am

Well that's not right. I have principles.

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Wert A picture of my package
02/03/14 12:25 am

Agree, but not entirely. I do feel a person's political views and religious views do play a role in who they are. It varies how much by the person.

swervin Maryland
02/02/14 11:09 pm

I agree. I like some democrats despite their political views. I also dislike some republicans even when their political views align with me.

rlands
02/02/14 10:42 pm

Agree, a thousand times yes!!!

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dyousif Rhode Island
02/02/14 10:38 pm

Is that a quote by Yoda?

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beanD California
02/02/14 10:42 pm

Haha no. I was debating earlier this evening and the other person somehow thought that by calling socialism and communism unamerican, I was calling any actual people who don't agree with me unamerican. And so, I wanted to see how many people...

beanD California
02/02/14 10:43 pm

...really think that by disagreeing with someone's political views, I am calling the actual person names.

kermie gaytopia
02/02/14 11:02 pm

Well... There's a difference between disagreeing with someone and telling them what they believe is unamerican. That equates to them being unamerican, in my opinion. That's more than disagreement.

beanD California
02/02/14 11:11 pm

I don't see how that can connect, though. To me, America is about freedom, and socialism is an infringement of freedom. But there is plenty more to a person that political views, as I think we can all agree, and so that doesn't mean I think...

beanD California
02/02/14 11:12 pm

...they're less of a person or less of an American or something.

kermie gaytopia
02/02/14 11:21 pm

Well let's replace the term with some other word. If you told someone "your beliefs are stupid"--aren't you implying they're stupid? "Your beliefs are monstrous"--you can't turn around and say "but you're a nice person though."

beanD California
02/02/14 11:23 pm

Honestly? I don't know. I'll think about it.

kermie gaytopia
02/02/14 11:23 pm

I guess I'll be more direct and say that I believe socialism is an expansion and protection of freedom for all people. So when you say that idea is unamerican, it feels like you're saying I'm unamerican. And that my views don't matter.

beanD California
02/02/14 11:24 pm

I will say that I think there's more to being an American than just political beliefs, same as what I said in the original poll.