posted on May, 15 2012 @ 08:02 AM
reply to post by Sorayugiman
I don't think quoting his email here is an ethical violation- no names were used.
As far as how to answer.. well of course he's entitled to his opinion, but friendly debate is not a violation of his rights, and the tone of the
email suggests he wants a considered response from you.
You could probably begin by telling him about the real mob gang-up to discredit Paul- the ongoing campaign to block voters from misrepresenting or
even hearing this side of the political debate. Help him to see that isn't right either.
American politics has always been a bit of a slug-fest, often literally. Is this wrong? I don't know... a bit of a spirited scuffle keeps the public
The issue of delegates vs popular vote is a delicate one: our political system was not designed to be a mob-rule democracy, and there were good
reasons for that. The best argument to make might be this: The media has a powerful control over public opinion and has a definite agenda to steer
elections, and the ability and willingness to do so deceptively. Delegates are far more engaged in the political issues and candidate positions than
most people are, and thus are better informed voters. When we don't have the time or inclination to study something fully, we delegate the task to
someone else. If the delegates, having considered the issues more deeply than the latest CNN news blurb, reach the conclusion that Paul is a better
choice than Romney for the interests of the local constituents, then they are simply doing what they were delegated to do. Say (for example) you want
to find the best heating system for your home, but don't have the time, technical knowledge or patience to research the subject. You may know of a
few leading types because they advertise heavily. You hire someone to do the research for you, and they discover another type that you weren't
familiar with that would be far better than the ones you knew of.
By the way- I heard that the ones throwing the punches were Romney supporters.