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Originally posted by Axial Leader
Thanks for that! I could not agree more.
It is quite sad to see all the slamming of the candidates here on ATS and other places. I actually feel that both these guys are legitimate heroes of America, and both are worthy of presiding as the executive officer and figurehead of the USA.
I think that every single person here -- if they could spend just one short evening with the candidate they detest the most -- would walk away from that encounter amazed and ashamed for all their poisonous thoughts.
Take a look at the topics on page one here. Are you kidding me? Is that who we really are?
Maybe distrust and hatred are just a deep part of human nature -- I don't want to judge my fellow ATSers to harshly. Obviously, that would be hypocritical of me.
Originally posted by watchitburn
Hitler, Mao, and Stalin probably thought what they were doing was best for their people too. But after some time they can begin to justify any atrocity. All the while believing they are still good men.
Originally posted by JeZeus
Please could you tell me what makes Obama a hero ? Please could you tell me what makes Romney a hero ?
Good question! Let me see if I can explain my perspective:
Think about the damage that one average guy, unrestrained, can do to the world with nothing but a credit card, and the will to unleash hatred and destroy. What kind of damage can you do to the world, if you have nothing but anger and desire to hurt someone?
Clearly, these guys (with near unlimited funds and power) could do a lot of damage -- the temptation must exist for them.
But they reject it. They are actually dedicating their lives, their reputations, their personal security -- all of that -- for what they think is just, fair and for the betterment of human kind.
This is dark: but how would you feel right now if the candidate you hate the most suddenly met with an assassin's bullet?
Would you acknowledge then (at least) that candidate -- who you still might disagree with -- was a hero?
Yeah -- I don't agree with these guys on most points. But I fully agree with both of them on some points. And I respect what they are going through, their desires to help this country, and I am not cynical enough to think that their only goal is to immortalize themselves. (Not these two guys anyway.) There exists something more in their characters than simple selfish self-aggrandizement.
I think they are mainly motivated by patriotism. Really. I don't see how it could be otherwise.
Originally posted by MrWendal
You know what they about kids and honesty?
I think this kid has it right