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Response to Quantess (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 05:02 AM

5. Quantess, it was "What is wrong with these people!"

incredulity at genuinely nice people who wanted to cut programs that fed poor children, and specifically one employer who would shop and lunch with me but keep the supplies closet locked so I didn't steal anything, that caused me to start finding out. Nothing is wrong with many good conservatives -- if you examine them from their viewpoint.

Given the situation, I was bemused but overall happy to learn that they like people in general in spite of having such a poor opinion of them. I tend to think poorly of and not like people I believe would grab the first chance that came along to cheat or steal from me, but then I don't regard that as standard human behavior. But she was actually being nice and responsible by protecting me from my own base character too.

The problem, of course, is what kind of country we want this to be? The one it was founded to be, or the one conservatives of those days assumed they would be establishing but lost out on -- one modeled on traditional European class-based societies? Over 200 years later, we still have to fight to keep them from "fixing" our liberal, Enlightenment-based Constitution and governance.

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