I've been hearing so much hate against, well, just about everything lately. Hate against Muslims, Jews, Chinese, Mexicans, the poor (how does one hate the poor?), the wealthy, the educated, the uneducated, gays, lawyers (I get that), taxes, the guy at the quickie mart. and so much more.
People claiming to be Christian, who forget that they are to love, forgive and be charitable. People who forget that they are not just like their neighbor and their neighbor has a right to his own beliefs.
It doesn't hurt you that your neighbor is gay, or black, or Muslim, or even a Republican. It hurts you to think that your way is the only way, and it hurts you to hate. Your hate is eating away at you, and killing you.
I have also, always felt it was my duty as a citizen to pay my fair share to help this great country. That's why it is so great. You want schools, roads, police, and an army to protect us and help the world, you pay taxes. You want a safe and comfortable place for your children to grow up and learn, you pay taxes.
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You should all be grateful that you earn enough to be able to pay 25% and still have enough to pay for your food, your cars and your nice homes. And a retirement program that will provide for you in your senior years.
Maybe I'm just a bleeding heart liberal, maybe I understand the meaning of freedom, maybe I've seen the bigger picture or maybe, just maybe, I've looked in the mirror and have seen where I came from and who I really am.