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Will wrote -- "I'm fairly tolerant of political disagreement, so long as you're not hurting anyone and not in a position to change the law"


There may be a logical inconsistancy in your statement.

You said that you're OK with a person disagreeing with you politically.

But if a hypothetical person were to convince others of their views and was in a position to change the law by virtue of convincing others, you would not be OK?

That suggests that you're only "tolerant" of differing opinions of those who know their place in your world.
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I don't consider this criminal / intel investigation to be a way to deflect criticism from the DNC. The Russian efforts were intended to destabilize the US and other Western nations regardless who won the election.

None of this helps the American citizens or citizens in other Western democracies.

If Hillary Clinton had won the election, the Russians had a social media campaign designed to discredit her using hashtags like "#DemocracyRIP."
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Before suggesting this, you may want to talk with some sexuality educators and some persons who are transgender.

I would talk with the Our Whole Lives educators in your UU congregation first.

Gender isn't the same as biological sex (also known as "sex assigned at birth).

Biological sex (sex assigned at birth) involves genes, chromosomes, hormones, and anatomy. For this, we are talking about male, female, and intersex.

Gender is one's internal subjective sense of being a man, a woman, or something else.

There is some recent neurobiology research that suggests that gender may not be that subjective (we can observe how brains react using MRI).

For most people, their biological sex aligns with their gender (cisgender). However, some people find that their biological sex doesn't align with their gender.
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"With 2016 over, a toddler has now shot a person every week in the US for two years straight"

Well ... that one toddler is a serious bad ass ... shooting a person every week and getting away with it.
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The "Netflixing" of American Politics
One of the criticisms commonly made towards US politics is the two-party system and how some voters complain that they don't have a candidate that lines up closely with their values. This is what I call the "Netflixing" of American politics. Netflix along w...
The "Netflixing" of American Politics
The "Netflixing" of American Politics
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Steve Caldwell commented on a post on Blogger.
Will wrote:
<i>I don't believe in sheepdog theory. I think lesser-evilists will vote for the lesser evil, and the rest of us [socialists who support Sanders] will vote for 3rd party candidates or stay home.</i>

Not voting for President and/or voting 3rd party ticket is an option for those who live in states that are solidly "red" or "blue."  I understand that some feel the need to stay ideologically "pure."

However, for those who live in "swing states," the ethical decision is more challenging because there are real-life human consequences to one's presidential vote.  The hypothetical "Clinton vs. Trump" decision that you minimize as a "lesser-evilist" decision affects people.

For example, if the GOP were to win, it's very likely that the Affordable Care Act will be repealed.  That means a higher number uninsured citizens, worse health outcomes for some, and death for some due to a lack of timely health care.
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"Out of the Closet" Billboard -- Freedom From Religion Foundation
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