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When I grew up, the N-word was in widespread use. I have used it myself a lot... practically everyone here did.
So perhaps it is you who needs to reassess your "impression" of "Midwestern liberals."
Is that acceptable?
Community was the focus. Not "the Bible." Helping people. Being kind and not snobby. Accepting others for where they simply "are."
I have that same respect for you. Sadly, I don't feel it is reciprocated, and I think that's due to you not reading or caring enough to get to know me better.
Trump is not making peace or making me feel secure.
The "Trump" fans refuse to hear us. They don't want to understand really where we are coming from. They just want us to shut the hell up and "deal with it." Well - that's rather dismissive and hurtful, not to mention scary. Stop stereotyping people who didn't vote for Trump. That will make it easier for us to stop assuming all Trump voters are hateful bigots.
But I don't think you are very familiar with the Bible either, because you just made an insulation that it is against kindness or acceptance. I am not asking you to read it (it's a huge book and not very easy to read), but it would be nice if you would consider that there may be aspects to it you are not familiar with.
Kansas City is nice; I like the area. I wouldn't want to live there either, but just because it's so... flat...
Yes, it was an assumption, and I accept it was incorrect. But I do not share your opinion that the Bible is against kindness. I cannot fathom where that opinion came from, but it is what it is.
how can you vote for an uber-rich showman billionaire, against your own interests? He does not want to help you.
I think we should absolutely BUTT OUT of other people's business.
I do not understand how people like you think that Trump is somehow more "Christ-like" than Obama. I don't understand why the Christian Conservative Right thinks helping other people is wrong and stupid.
I think we should stop helping Israel, because they are 70 years old and good luck.
I think we should STOP bombing the Middle East and accept the refugees.
I think that the 800,000 children here "illegally" because their parents brought them should be treated like regular citizens.
I do not understand how Bible-cherishers can turn their backs on the elderly and neglected, the indigent and the deprived. I can't wrap my mind around it. I'm trying, though.
But also consider: people will give freely but can only give what they have. A booming economy helps charities as well as CEOs. As long as we as a society begrudge income to one group, we deny income to all groups... and that hurts the poor who need it worse than anyone.
So why would you vote for people who want to abololish the safety nets, the health-care, the farm subsidies, the housing.....WHY? Why does that make sense to you?
he wants to abolish the minimum wage.
I have said that I admire the gesture that Trump will put his foreign profits straight to the treasury. But, if he closes your schools, and stops your assistance, and wipes out your social security, .......
you'd not be upset?
I just don't see how it is acceptable or moral or represents "Christiness" to cut off assistance to our own citizens and working fellow residents.