Personal responsibility

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    If one supports a "thing" be it a politician, war, etc does one bear a portion of the blame for any bad results of the thing they supported?
     
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    Is this a pro-abortion thread?
     
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    Nope. But that could be one of the things.
    It is a general personal responsibility thread.
     
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    Only if they are a Republican or a conservative
     
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    I think it means being responsible for your actions, or lack of actions.
     
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    Yes, in my opinion you bear some responsibility (or credit, if it's a good thing). However, you only bear responsibility to the extent your support made a difference (more if you served as a candidate's campaign director than if you just voted for him or her) and to the extent that the consequences of the support were predictable (if a reasonable and diligent person could not have predicted a consequence of their actions they aren't responsible for it).
     
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    Dunno. Ask Obama...and didn't YOU support him and doesn't that make YOU complicit with the outcome and his failure?
     
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    To some degree yes.
     
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    so as a voter in a democratic republic your vote does not count as any type of personal support?
    nor would your vocal support of a thing or candidate when speaking to friends, family, co-workers, etc?
     
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    When Statists glomb on to personal responsibility and admit it? HELL will be frozen over.
     

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