24 February 2013

Hating and dating

While reviewing the profiles of some single men who had contacted me through an online dating service, I noticed one in particular who was clearly not a good match for a number of reasons. The most obvious reason: In the text field where he could elaborate on his political orientation, he simply wrote "i HATE liberals." (Capitalization, and lack thereof, are his.)

That, in three words, is how he sums up his political leanings. Emphasis on "HATE", in all capital letters.

When hate (or, worse, "HATE") is a driving force in how one votes (as well as how one lives, how one sees himself, and how one dates), can we really call this a democracy of the type that our Founding Fathers intended? (A rhetorical question, of course.)

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