It would be wrong to say “gop” instead of GOP.

It is wrong to intentionally mispronounce anyone’s name.  It is just a matter of simple respect!

Many years ago when I was taking a private bus to work, I was the first passenger and was alone to chat with the driver for several minutes every day.  He may have been a Black Muslim since it seemed by his way of talking about it that he might be.  Be that as it may, one day, with my world saving answer at the ready, I asked, “What is the most fundamental principle by which people should get along?” His instantaneous answer was RESPECT!


My answer, whatever it was, was immediately swept away.  RESPECT is the “most fundamental principle by which people should get along” and beyond that, to the limit of the beyond:

RESPECT for every thing and in every sense is the ultimate principle of LIFE!!!

I would love to say, “gop” instead of GOP, but aren’t there so many things that we might want to do, but don’t because we know they are wrong to do.

In this narrow case it is only the simplest respect to call people how they choose to call themselves and want to be called.

The shoe of this particular subject is on the other foot when Democratic is intentionally and meanly mispronounced.

We should all honor and respect RESPECT!


About Ghoh

My name is Joe, but username Joe was already taken. I am interested in politics, religion and ideas that are off the beaten path, whatever the subject.
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2 Responses to It would be wrong to say “gop” instead of GOP.

  1. yahoothom says:

    Question, isn’t respect earned? Has the gop earned GOP? Something to ponder! LOL


  2. Ghoh says:

    Hi Thom,
    Somehow I overlooked the email about your comment. Please accept my apology.

    Isn’t respect earned? Yes!
    Has the gop earned GOP? Absolutely not!
    Something to ponder! Yes!

    The respect here is not to the GOP, which has dishonored itself to the extent that to respect the GOP would be disrespect to respect!

    The respect here is to the principle, learned by negative example, that “we should call people the way they choose to call themselves and want to be called.”

    When Republicans, or anybody, intentionally calls the Democratic Party the “Democrat Party,” specifically to insult or disrespect it, they are giving us something on them! We should try to be “squeaky clean” as best we can, and not give them something on us!


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