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    malharden

    Have heart; learn, in detail, what government does for us, how it works, and why Government Is Good. Learn how to explain this to others who spout hyperbole.

    The insistence on "black or white" logic, "yes or no" answers, or those who must "draw lines in the sand" is a symptom described by several different personality disorders.

    Some people are compelled to sink to hyperbole in their arguments because their self-image is threatened somehow whenever shades of grey exist. When one's personality prevents rational thought, there is little alternative but to fight or flee. I pity their sad lives.

    They, too, can get help; from the government!

    "I believe in eight of the Ten Commandments" - Steve Martin

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 11:58:00 AM PST

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