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Negative campaigning hurts Humanity: No one disagrees? Then why are people voting?

A man running for president says about another person "he, ran to lead, decided to follow, now he just needs to get out of the way"

These people are supposed to be role models? Wow, let's teach our children how to be mean to each other, step on others, spin their words, find out how to bring others down, oppress people, suppress others, be narcissistic, egotistical,
and flat out lie. Heck, let's all fight for power and control. Let's make sure others lose, feel crappy about themselves, and have to fight for scraps. Step on as many people as you can. Don't share unless it makes you look good, cheat whenever you can get away with it, and learn how to play dirty.

My 13-year-old daughter has no respect for people who mudsling. I do not blame her.

I really want to throw the mud back, but then I wouldn't be a good role model. (Also, I don't have the position, influence, or mud)

Why is no one disagreeing with me? The men doing the negative campaigning are still being voted for? What is wrong with this picture TED ? (thanks)

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    Feb 2 2012: I feel like this goes back to a quote by Martin Luther King Jr. basically humanity has a choice... We can choose to live a moral good life which very well may not lead to money or fame. We have to see the beauty in each moment as a humble person. The other side of the coin I feel is better explained by Martin while it is a little out of context I think violence and hate are the fabric of mudslinging...

    "Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends by defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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