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The People You're Standing Next To

If you haven't read the Arizona Republic article I posted yesterday, do that right now, because it's probably one of the best things to come out of this election season.
One of the most striking things about the article is this section:
"To those of you who have spit on, threatened with violence, screamed at and bullied the young people going door-to-door selling subscriptions, I give you those dozens of young men and women themselves. Many sell subscriptions to work their way through school. Most were too frightened to share even their first names here. But they are still on the job. They know that free speech is part of a society that values hard work and equal opportunity."
Now, I still see people on my Newsfeed all the time who are posting things like "I don't agree with Trump about ______ but I'm still voting for him." Their explanation is that they don't support his more incendiary platforms and behaviors, and that they therefore can support…