It has been a long-held belief of mine that when people come from a position of weakness, rather than debating the merits of an issue they resort to trivializing, labeling (so they can dismiss their views) name calling and outright lying. I've never seen a better example of this than Ryan Chapman's column in the Wednesday's Collegian. But then what can you expect from someone who supports this present administration? An administration that uses the same tactics – dissent not being tolerated – we've seen evidence of this time and time again.
Something else has confused me – by what authority does this administration and its supporters claim to be the moral arbiters' for this planet? I reject their pseudo-authority.
My belief system tells me that sitting in moral judgment of my fellow humans is not the right or the job of mere humans – this job is best left to a higher authority.
If you want to talk about getting over it let's talk about the still-disputed (as recently as April 14) governor race in Washington.
After three recounts (the last recount favored the Democratic candidate) the matter will be going to the courts to decide. The least we owe our fellow humans is the right to their beliefs and the courtesy of allowing them to express those beliefs. However, we should never tolerate the behavior of Chapman and the administration he supports. Chapman, you have the right to your opinion, but you owe your fellow students an apology for the lack of civility with which you have expressed this opinion.