Are You Willing To Share?

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    Are you willing to share America?

    How about with people you don't like? Are you willing to share your America with neighbors who smoke things you don't approve of, fuck in 'unnatural' ways and worship in ways you don't understand?


    What if 'sharing' means living in peace next to folks who're doing things you don't approve of?
     
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    yes, of course.
     
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    I'd say that it's pretty obvious the vast majority of folks are.
     
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    Considering the arguing, spin and lack of ethics demonstrated in much of American Industry and Politics, I'd say that it's pretty obvious that sharing, and the compromise that sharing spawns, are sorely lacking among many Americans. That's why so many seem so angry.
     
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    Of course, I do it every day. One neighbor is even a Tea Bagger and I have not shot him yet.
     
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    If I'm extended the same courtesy, absolutely. That's what real tolerance and diversity is all about. Sadly, I don't see much of this ethos represented in politics today. Even those who give it lip service seem more eager than ever to force their will on others via government.
     
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    And this is the flip side. The vast majority of "folks" are. So how come our leaders can't abide?
     
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    I guess that's the nice thing about the Constitution.

    Too bad folks are angry, or seem angry.

    For a country that has 300 million people without large or even small groups at each others' throats, yeah it's pretty obvious to me that we share.

    This may not be utopia, but for 300 million people, it's far better than anywhere else. And, as more folks want in than out, it's looks better to them, too.
     
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    Oh, no doubt - a LOT of Americans know how to share, the most ready evidence following disaster. And some are even willing to share their America with people that they don't like, but there is a loud and angry group of Americans who seem unwilling to give a little back, the most ready evidence the protection of the status quo tax code.
     
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    No offense, Joe, but here is reality: We are a diverse crowd, we 300 million Americans.

    The fact that we are not at each others throats demonstrates that our system works better than pretty much anything out there.

    You will not get utopia....ever....it's the nasty old bell curve that always does us in.

    You can TRY to "enforce the nice", but that doesn't fit with our Constitution.

    No offense, but some need to accept that the world will never be perfect, nor will the population of man.
     

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