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Posted by lunatica in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Apr 21st 2010, 06:06 AM
is a sign of higher intelligence. Not all are born with equal intelligence. People who vote Republican vote on a totally selfish basis. People who vote Democratic do so based on what is best for everyone. Republicans think in the 'I' mode while Democrats think in the 'we' mode. And contrary to 'conventional wisdom' these facts don't make Democrats altruistic or Republicans practical. It's just a matter of being able to intelligently connect the dots between action and consequence.

You don't have to be an idealist and altruistic to see the larger picture as, for example, understanding that a better education for all people will make the country stronger in every aspect. In science, in innovation, in health, in leadership, in wealth and even in military might. There's also no altruism in realizing that poverty has a deleterious effect on the country which would be turned around into a positive effect if people were lifted out of poverty and allowed to be an asset rather than a drain through no fault of their own. But that kind of thinking requires, well, actual thinking.
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