Saturday, October 11, 2008

More on Hatred and Politics

James Taranto from the WSJ writes about the anger that is degrading the campaigns of both presidential candidates:

"For years this column has chronicled the follies and outrages of the Angry Left. If we are now seeing the emergence of an Angry Right, that is not a good sign for either the country or those on the conservative and Republican sides of the ideological and partisan divides.

Political hatred is not only wrong, it is counterproductive. As we observed in 2005, 'one reason Democrats failed to unseat President Bush was that they were blinded by their hatred for him. This made them overconfident, as they mistook their emotions for facts.'"

No matter who you're voting for, keep a civil tongue in your head, will ya? Unless we want our political process to resemble a UFC bout, it's best to treat everyone involved with respect--regardless of how you perceive they treat you.

"This is what our Scriptures come to teach: in everything, in every circumstance, do to others as you would have them do to you."---Matthew 7:12 (The Voice translation)

HT: Instapundit

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