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Biden / continuing on this path just isn’t an option … so it is clear what needs to happen.

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I've been surprised too many times in the last several years not to have a certain eagerness about seeing how this particular chapter turns out.

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May 15Liked by Dissident Dad

There is a very good reason the ballot box is for you alone. How you process your commitments to the things you value is for you to decide. Tell others about the things you cherish - let them guess how you vote.

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That's just how I feel, except I extend that to my family room, my kitchen... These are private spaces.

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When we got together, my wife was on Team Blue by default because that was “normal” where we lived. I’ve always been a contrarian and 3rd party voter. We have spirited discussions about politics, but we always try to listen and respect each other.

She’s shifted a lot of her views, and I’ve become less of a blowhard in how I express mine. It’s good to keep in mind that federal politics has very little impact on our daily lives, and you’re much better off giving your energy to your marriage, family, or community.

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100%. You're describing both my experience and my conclusions.

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Well, it may take some conversation, but over time I believe she may see your dissent as a positive. Jesus said we are to be a light unto the world. Even if you don’t believe in Him, taking his message of being a light to her and those around you will make them consider a new world view.

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Constancy and steadiness is part of the challenge for sure.

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Trump is just about as far from Jesus as morally possible.

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Lol. We're talking about my house, not the White House.

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I wasn’t saying he was Jesus. I was saying use Jesus’ teachings. But if you want Jesus to be represented by politics, a president that preaches abortion is farther from Jesus than trump.

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May 21Liked by Dissident Dad

My husband and I have very different views politically, and have voted differently in almost every election. But we are on the same team this year. It cannot go on like it has been. And many of our blue friends agree. ( and you can still be friends and love those who have different political views. There’s plenty of other things you can agree on. People really need to stop being assholes and try it ).

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100%. The trick, imho, are those other things you can agree on. For spouses, the challenge is to not let all the energy and urgency of political topics obscure the quieter but exponentially (like, not even in the same universe) more important bonds having to do with the kids, the home, and each other. The fundamentals. Bc those fundamentals are what everything's built on, we can forget they're there. Challenging political times are an opportunity to rediscover and reprioritize them.

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I wouldn't want to be married to a man who's been inciting violence against the judges and jurors of his trials. You're probably lucky she didn't file for divorce.

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Way to miss the point of the entire article.

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I doubt that. And these sham trials are going to be Biden’s lost election, unless of course they print up enough ballots.

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