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THIS JUST IN: You shouldn't respect everyone's opinions.

“You should respect everyone’s opinions.” Above lies rhetoric that, at first glance, seems a harmless and broadly accurate maxim. Similar to the often-repeated proverbs of the politically agnostic such as “there are two sides to every story” and “an eye for an eye makes the world go blind”, this little saying often pops up during times of great political tension. In the last few years I remember this phrase emerging around debates of political correctness, specifically when one of the men with a neck beard was kicked off of Duck Dynasty for saying, “[Gays are] full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless.” [x] Whew. Mostly centrist liberals often came to his aid, I recall, saying that of course his opinion was wrong, but he had a right to it, just like anyone else. More recently, in my high school English class, we read an article about a democrat woman who congratulated hers…