Saturday, May 17, 2014
I do not have any patience for anyone who persists in remaining willfully blind and unwilling to reconsider and change their opinion in light of evidence that shows they are mistaken.
I have no patience for anyone who denies global warming and climate change, for example, despite the overwhelming evidence that it is under way and irreversible. Because such a person is willfully blind and ignorant to a clear and present danger that will destroy human lives and possibly all life if we do not change what we are doing, I firmly believe they are unfit to hold public office, regardless of any other views they may have.
Another automatic disqualifier for any candidate for public office, as far as I am concerned, is someone who believes that waterboarding or any other form of torture is acceptable. Torture is not acceptable under any circumstances and, yes, waterboarding is torture.
I do not have any patience for anyone who plays word games by using, for example, the phrase “enhanced interrogation technique” to sanitize torture.
Torture is torture. End of story.
Quite a few Republicans, possibly all of them, and some Democrats deny global warming and climate change.
Quite a few Republicans, possibly all of them, and some Democrats support the use of waterboarding.
Far too many candidates for public office are unfit to serve.
Do you agree or disagree?
Can you think of any other automatic disqualifiers?
I wrote this article not to insult anyone but to stimulate thought and encourage discussion.
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