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    What type of principles do we need to live as individuals to have a good and free society?
     
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    Why must a diverse and open society have values all its members share, Avatar?
     
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    We need to be civil to each other.
     
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    MYOB.

    That's not a demand, but the principle. :lol:

    In fact, it was the motto on America's first coinage.

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    Take care of ourselves and each other, so that the government doesn't step in to do it for us.
     
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    It's funny seeing it on a coin.

    It almost seems rude...seeing the context in which we use it today.
     
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    You think freedom can exist without basic principles in agreement?
     
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    Well, I suppose we need to agree that children deserve our protection, but beyond that, why would we need to care about the same things? I might value animals and agitate on their behalf; you might care instead about the elderly and agitate for them. Must we ever come to an agreement?

    Isn't it okay to be different, morally speaking, in an open society?
     
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    O fuck that noise.

    *Laughs*
     
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    Easy.
    To be aware that the choices we make effects everyone we know, and many we don't; and adjust those choices accordingly.
     

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