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    Re: Is mixing politics with emotion dangerous or at best unhealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, the problem is that some people don't understand that emotion is valuable in some situations and logic is valuable in others, yet they have no clue which situations each are useful for.
    I have to disagree, when it comes to politics logic is always needed and abandoning it is a problem.
    In politics logic is always needed and knowing when to add emotion to that logic is good.
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    Re: Is mixing politics with emotion dangerous or at best unhealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaylaWindu View Post
    I have to disagree, when it comes to politics logic is always needed and abandoning it is a problem.
    In politics logic is always needed and knowing when to add emotion to that logic is good.
    Which is exactly what I said and you disagreed.
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    Re: Is mixing politics with emotion dangerous or at best unhealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Which is exactly what I said and you disagreed.
    Sorry but its not exactly what you said, you may have meant to say it that way but you didn't. If it was you wouldn't have disagreed with me nor would you have separated them like your words did. But it's nice that you agree with me.
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    Re: Is mixing politics with emotion dangerous or at best unhealthy?

    I think it's dangerous, and I think it's one reason our nation is so divided and our people so discriminatory against each other. People can't civilly disagree oftentimes because they are strongly emotionally invested.
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    Re: Is mixing politics with emotion dangerous or at best unhealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Mixing politics with emotion has happened since the very dawn of democracy. It is far more easier to vote with your heart than vote pragmatically for the very vast majority of people. And it's far easier for politicians to tug on heart strings than to use reasoning alone. If politics were not emotional, it wouldn't be politics. Hopefully there would come a day where there is absolute objectivity and reasoning in DC but I feel when that day comes we reach a utopia where there wouldn't be any real issues worth discussing.
    I hope not. Logic isn't the end all be all. Without emotion, we aren't human.
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    Re: Is mixing politics with emotion dangerous or at best unhealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I hope not. Logic isn't the end all be all. Without emotion, we aren't human.
    Emotion makes us human sure, but if we look at politics in the sense that we are voting for men and women to represent our best interests for the country. You would want the good majority of those votes to be pragmatic at the very least.
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    Re: Is mixing politics with emotion dangerous or at best unhealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Emotion makes us human sure, but if we look at politics in the sense that we are voting for men and women to represent our best interests for the country. You would want the good majority of those votes to be pragmatic at the very least.
    There is a difference between being pragmatic and without emotion. When you take emotion out of the equation, possible solutions to problems like overpopulation would be to just kill off a billion people.
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    Re: Is mixing politics with emotion dangerous or at best unhealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Emotion makes us human sure, but if we look at politics in the sense that we are voting for men and women to represent our best interests for the country. You would want the good majority of those votes to be pragmatic at the very least.
    I do believe that you can reasonably have both. And when you read the history of the debates taking place during the formation of this political system that we have in America, as well as read letters and diaries from the founders, there was anything but a lack of emotion involved. And to that, I think that Your Star has a point.
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    Re: Is mixing politics with emotion dangerous or at best unhealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    There is a difference between being pragmatic and without emotion. When you take emotion out of the equation, possible solutions to problems like overpopulation would be to just kill off a billion people.
    Not all objectivity and pragmatism leads to eugenics and social Darwinism if that's what you're suggesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I do believe that you can reasonably have both. And when you read the history of the debates taking place during the formation of this political system that we have in America, as well as read letters and diaries from the founders, there was anything but a lack of emotion involved. And to that, I think that Your Star has a point.
    Not every politician and person in our country is a Jefferson or a Franklin. And even then plenty of the founding fathers were far from these perfect beings many of us try to give them credit for.
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    Re: Is mixing politics with emotion dangerous or at best unhealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Not all objectivity and pragmatism leads to eugenics and social Darwinism if that's what you're suggesting.



    Not every politician and person in our country is a Jefferson or a Franklin. And even then plenty of the founding fathers were far from these perfect beings many of us try to give them credit for.
    Lol, perfect beings. Ok fast forward, you don't think there's any emotion in politics in Washington today?
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