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Politics And Passion

 

Last updated 11/18/2019 at 3:45pm



Politics may be a science, but that is only half of it. The other half is passion. A political idea must have passion behind it in order to move it. Passion is where the art of politics enters the picture. Political rhetoric is the art of evoking emotions, which move us to act. The problem comes when passions are inflamed through political rhetoric. When this happens, we become irrational and, in many cases, violent.

Unfortunately, we cannot argue against passions or refute them by rational means. Passions are typically held in check by our moral values, not by our political laws, statute...



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