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Republicans are Good People

Republicans are good people with good hearts who love their families and care for their communities. They feel pain when they are injured.  They feel sadness, empathy, and compassion when they witness misfortune in others.  They feel heartbreak and emotional pain when friends and loved ones suffer.  They feel a debt of gratitude to the public servants who protect and defend them, and to those who care for them in times of hardship.  They feel respect for social structure and the rule of law, without which all else is impossible.  They desire, and work hard to create, a healthy, happy society that cares for its poor and disadvantaged, and which offers liberty, equality, and justice for every citizen without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or ideology.



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