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Dutch Wrote: Looking at these replies, I'm shaking my head. If we (members) can't get along, how about the whole country? This exactly shows what is wrong with this country; no one gets along, unless you follow the Trump doctrine and promise 100% loyalty. Thus, I certainly am not "loyal" for the Democrats, nor the GOP, let alone the "dickhead" Trump. Therefore it is healthy to have different opinions. Thus Jared be nice to Chet. (and me)
There's a massive difference between respectfully disagreeing with people and personally attacking someone you disagree with.
"My way or the highway" thinking frustrates the hell out of me. There's no such thing as a right or wrong belief (unless someone is a racist, xenophobe, or homophobe). If someone is one of those then I'm right and they are wrong.
However, facts are different. No matter how much Donald wants to make you believe it, there is no such thing as alternative facts. Facts are just that - facts.
My post to Chet warning him to follow community rules has nothing to do about being "nice" or not. It is my responsibility to ensure community rules are followed and personally attacking other members is not allowed. Period.
I could have removed the thread, but I didn't because I understand that emotions get the better of all of us sometimes. That's why I simply reminded him to review the community rules instead.
The same goes with you, Dutch. Just because I don't agree with you 100% of the time doesn't mean I don't respect you or approach our discussions as cordially as possible.
I'm of the belief that debate is absolutely necessary and that group think mentality is one of the scariest things happening in our country.
"I'm right and you're wrong" is the bane of our society. If we can't learn to accept that those who hold different opinions than us aren't the enemy then we're going to stay perpetually stuck in this viscous cycle that we've found ourselves in as a country.