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The bottom line in politics
There is often more than one justifiable opinion on an issue, and sometimes equally justifiable yet opposing opinions may be promoted with equal passion. As people differ broadly in personal and cultural persuasions, there is usually at least one proponent for almost any conceivable position in a debate. It is rarely possible to please everybody. The best political environment is one that supports the most thoroughly justifiable position; and where consensus cannot be formed through the reasoned convincing of dissenters, the political environment must support the compromise most broadly acceptable without unnecessarily infringing on the rights of any individual, party or school of thought. If there is any decision about which some people care passionately and all others are indifferent, the matter should be decided by those with a personal interest in the decision.
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- Equal Opportunities vs. Duty to Conscience
- Resource competition/ cooperation
- Migration and globalization
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