That's right, folks, Chillhouse has done it again. I've come up with a solution that will solve all of our problems, get rid of the hate, and make us love each other more.
Moderation is key, folks. That's my solution. Liberals suck. Conservatives suck. Labels suck. The trick is to find the middle ground. Go into everything with the idea that you aren't ALWAYS right, no matter what the bible/God/Bush/Obama told you, and that there are potential solutions to problems that you may not have thought of. Most of all, keep an open mind about everything.
Examples: Long ago I was a firm believer that abortion should be allowed and open to everyone. I also believed that criminals should never be excecuted. I finaly realised that this made no sense at all. I was willing to kill off babies who have not yet had a chance to live, yet I was willing to defend the scum of the earth?
I reached a compromised: Maybe abortions shouldn't be flaunted around so much. Maybe they should be reserved for the situations where they are needed most. i.e. The mother will die if they baby isn't killed; a 13 year old girl is raped and becomes pregnant (she COULD give it up for adoption, but the eight months she has it for could ruin her life).
And maybe the death penalty is needed for some situations. There are some people in this world with a condition known as Antisocial Personality Disorder: Sociopaths. They strive for power and thrive on fear. The ones that kill are particularly dangerous, as they have no remorse for what they have done. I have alwasy believed that jails are primarily rehabilitation centers. Sociopaths can not be rehabilitated. They can lie and pretend that they have been, but they aren't. Something went wrong during the development of their brain in the womb, and they lack a conscience. Maybe they deserve to be put to death before they can be released and harm again?
And don't talk down to people in different religions from your own. Don't claim they are going to hell because they don't believe in what you believe in. Because they can very easily do the same to you. Atheists: don't outright call someone stupid or delusional because they believe in something different from you. That makes you no better than the religious radicals.
A note to American conservatives and liberals: Obama is not the end of your country. Nor is he the man who will fix the world and cure cancer. We have yet to see if either of these happens, but for now he's a slick-talking politician in a nice suit. Remember that politicians are in it for personal gain; they wouldn't be running for president if they weren't. The man that doesn't want to be president should be president.
So, to sum it up, never stray into the extremes of any side, whether that be religious, political, ethical, or whatever. Neutrality is best, always strive for middle ground, and recognize that your ideas may not be best for the situation at hand.
Obviously, I;ve had a lot to think about the week I was banned.