Can someone both be a kind person and also hold the exact opposite of your political views?— Aella (@Aella_Girl) 15 October 2017
The answer is really issue-dependent.
For example, my views on select issues:
- The government ought not be in charge of charity. If there's a natural disaster outside of the country, then citizens can certainly choose to donate money. A debt-powered government which makes "donations" is stupid.
- War on Drugs!? Just legalize them but have strict punishments for those who harm others after consumption; in the same sense we have drunk driving laws.
- Prostitution. It's legal to sell but illegal to buy in Canada. WTF? Legalize it.
Of course, many kind people can disagree with me on these issues.
However, when it comes to the following:
- Free speech. Example: First Amendment.
- Gun rights. Example: Second Amendment.
- Freedom of association: I can peacefully talk to, hang out with, or associate with any kind of group of people I like. So, in this regard, I can personally discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, nationality, athletic ability, sexual orientation, etc.
Now, with those issues, I don't see how one can be a kind person and hold the exact opposite political views: zero free speech, all guns banned, and the government can jail you for hanging out with "undesirables" or "deplorables".