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Okay to shed tears? (12/02/2012)
From: David Foss

Galesville, Wis.

Can we imagine anyone becoming angry at someone who was shedding tears over a difficult situation? Neither could we, yet someone has expressed his hatred of John Boehner for shedding tears about a difficult time in his life. To become angry and then make fun of someone for having gone through a difficult time seems almost improbable and callous.

What kind of a life would it have been for someone to have lived in a household where oneís emotions were to be kept in check (forced to be held inside)? Would this person be deathly afraid (on pins and needles) to show any emotion because he would be severely punished, hated and callously ridiculed? Can we imagine what it would be like to have to hold back emotional tears? Undoubtedly, this would be very stressful and cruel.

All of us have experienced several difficult moments that have caused tears to begin flowing. We can be sure that Abraham Lincoln experienced some emotional moments too. We can not understand why anyone would become angry at someone for shedding tears when a difficult situation arises. What would make it even worse would be if someone made fun of us while we were shedding these tears. unbelievable!

What about old-fashioned conservatives (as were the Tories)? Is it wise of us to want liberals governing us? Of course, anyone with a gram of common (?) sense, knows that those who are liberal with taxpayersí money are going to govern us much more efficiently (more frugally) than conservatives. Right? Wrong!

Whom would we rather have to govern us? Those who have hearts of love and compassion or those who have hearts that are filled with hate and unconcern? Would we be much better off if we were governed by those who have cold, stony hearts as did Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Benito Mussolini? Those people who are emotional and compassionate are a threat to America? Good folks are to be hated and made objects of ridicule?

When a person cusses at good folks like John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and calls them a filthy name, we wonder what this person would say about Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein. This person would probably be cussing out these folks with ever nastier grossness.

If we were a person filled with hate, would we appreciate receiving cards and letters that were sent to encourage us and to uplift our spirits? How could they not help? After all, who knows how long unreleased emotion has been pent up in this personís heart? We should remember that a hate-filled person is not a happy person. This person should realize that hatred is harmful to his psyche and that it is okay to shed tears. 

 

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