Every Republican knows another Republican who agrees with them on 99% of the issues, yet will attack them relentlessly over the 1% of issues they disagree upon. Instead of uniting against the left, these busybodies waste countless hours criticizing other Republicans. They will frequently do it under the ruse of being the “true conservatives,” claiming that anyone who does not agree with them is not conservative enough. Yet the 1% of issues they disagree with others on are often arbitrarily decided and not legitimate issues. Mitt Romney was criticized for being too moderate of a Republican presidential candidate, yet he ran...
Put another way, just as freedom of speech means hearing some things you don't like, freedom generally means seeing some things you don't like. But if those things don't cause direct, measurable harm to individuals, or threaten them directly, or defraud them, so what? Condemn them, sure, if you like. Choose not to associate with the people who do them. Fine. But leave the law out of it. That's what freedom looks like, and that's how to make the tent bigger. Live and let live. If adults want to smoke marijuana, or have sex with others of the same sex? As Jefferson said, it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my arm. So feel free not to associate with them, but use no force against them. cont'd
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