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ghandi

"Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which though easy enough to
understand is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred
spreads in the world."
-ghandi

i must decrease,so that we all can increase

Politics are so overwhelming. i know i could make a difference, i wouldnt sell myself short. the problem is that they are so dividing, those i truly care about are more important to me. i am not willing to draw battle lines because of a political stance. i found myself getting very irritated at simple things in life, just because of the message behind what i saw. i cant do it any longer. i will still be involved in the political process but i am not willing to hurt people over decisions in washington. then i began to think even further, why do i choose one political party. i really must choose individual cases for myself and not make one broad stroke of my political decisions.
i must reivaluate my decision on the ethics of war. Ghandi, Martin Luther King jr. and Jesus Christ would have asked us not to go into Iraq. but i wanted us to. their system worked, why do i insist on defending decisions based on washingtons decision and not on what i know the philosophers i try to immulate woul…