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To: andy58-in-nh
I went to see "Act of Valor" last night, and there was a speech where one of the SEAL members said (and I paraphrase): "I will respect the views of others, and demand that they respect mine..."

When I left the theater, that statement was still turning over in my head.

Could I do that? Could I "respect" the views of liberals, especially the views expressed by this person who wrote the article posted?

I cannot quite bring myself to embrace this concept. I do give "default respect" to people who haven't said or done things that would be mutually incompatible with respect.

I guess it is clear this SF author does NOT "respect" my views, so I am not bound to respect his. Still trying to wrestle this one down.

15 posted on 02/27/2012 8:33:26 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: rlmorel
By the way, that quote was from Shawnee Chief, Tecumseh who wrote"

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion;respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

20 posted on 02/27/2012 8:44:00 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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