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The Iran Deal: Misplaced...

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Don't you hate it when you put something down, then struggle to find it later? It is even more frustrating when we support an idea, then realize we probably shouldn't have.
It pulls at our hearts when we see infomercials on TV requesting support for pets that have been abused or children who need money to get thru a tough medical condition. Most of us can support these issues.
Similarly, we feel sympathetic towards our veterans that have been injured or lost a friend in the Middle East or haven't received proper medical coverage. The frustrating thing is hearing conservatives use these veterans and their injuries to gain sympathy to build support against a peaceful agreement (The Iran Deal). The concern expressed by some veterans is... they don't want their injuries and deaths of their friends to be for nothing. Signing an agreement at this point is the most nobel and best way to honor those that have been injured or gave their lives. It is not for nothing...its for everything going forward.
If we support the ideology that it is OK to injure people for oil or religious bias, then maybe we misplaced something.
If we support the ideology that it's OK to injure people in the U.S. because of their economic conditions, religious differences, or race...then maybe we misplaced something.
Let's not misplace our focus on humanity.
The conservative ideology...if you perform a violent crime, threaten to harm someone (unprovoked), or provide drugs to children, or allow this behavior for profit or personal gain, then law enforcement officers may use extreme prejudice to eliminate the threat. How would you stop violent crime and protect your family?
As you go through life finding the material items that you lost and adjusting your position on the topics of the day...just remember to never misplace your moral compass.
Do what is right, stand up for what you believe in, and always listen to others to understand their points of view.
All Life Matters...
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A former conservative turned independent. I tend to lean with Progressives. My more recent articles are written to give readers an insight, but not to take a particular position necessarily. The goal is to get readers to use critical thinking (more...)

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