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When in Rome.......

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Submitted by Anonymous (United States), Jul 21, 2010 at 15:08

The old saying comes to mind "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."

If I do not like nor agree with the way the "Romans" live, if I do not like the "Roman" laws, if I do not like the "Roman" people, I would not move to where the "Romans" live/work or take their service dogs. The "Romans" choose to respect everyone, and treat all peoples the same, and appreciate all of the differences in "Rome", and anyone moving to "Rome" should share that opinion. Why am I expected to accomodate a single group of people and their differences, yet a certain group of people is not expected to respect other people's differences and way of life?

What if my religion demanded that everyone wear a yellow suit with orange stripes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday? Would you want that belief forced on you, even if you did not share my beliefs? Or do you want the right to choose what is right for you as an individual? Should anyone be discriminated against for any reason? I think we all need to learn to live peacefully together and not expect everyone to wear the yellow suit with orange stripes unless they choose to.

Of course this is just an opinion.

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