Is it foolish to let politics ruin friendships? | The Tylt

Is it foolish to let politics ruin friendships?

Nearly 40 percent of Americans have feuded with friends and family over politics in the wake of the election. But is it foolish to allow politics to get in the way of our relationships? Like religion, maybe it's a topic best left undiscussed. Some say we need to respect friends and family with different political viewpoints; others argue some beliefs deserve de-friending, not acceptance. What do you think?

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If Thomas Jefferson could overlook political differences, can't we all?

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Then again, Jefferson was a white, slave-owning landholder. People who have ended friendships over the election say there is no maintaining relationships with people who voted against their basic rights.

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Does it do any good to cut people out who differ with us politically? Doesn't that just make us more polarized and more divided?

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This Mary Sue writer explains why she can no longer be friends with people who voted for Trump:

Immigrants are scared that their entire families are going to be ripped apart....I’m trying to figure out an emergency plan to get my family and I passports in case things get unsafe for us. I’m figuring out how I would leave the only country I’ve ever called home just in case. Telling us to get over it or not be upset is completely invalidating our existence. I refuse to sit idly by and let you or anyone else take away my right to exist.
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And the infighting isn't just left and rightthis election split factions on both sides. Many Hillary and Bernie supporters are still not speaking, or blaming each other for Clinton's loss.

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 Many say friendships and politics should occupy their own lanes.

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Others argue your political views reflect your ethics and your morals, and that real friends don't vote to take away your healthcare, your citizenship, or your civil rights.

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#FriendsOverPolitics