I support Bernie and believe my life and the lives of my family members would be improved more by his policies than other candidates' policies.
I believe he is telling it like it is, for the most part, but I worry reddit is becoming the new "Facebook for Ron Paul 2012."
Critical evaluations of his policies are few and far between.
Reddit is a steady supply of articles which confirm our bias in favor of him, but maybe we are doing ourselves a disservice by completely shutting off any opposing ideas.
Redditors pride themselves with being atheistic logicians, detectives able to see through the lies, and deliverers of social justice.
Where is the opportunity for the other points of view?
A few days ago, someone on this sub said the southern states should be "kicked from the union" because their regressive policies are destroying America.
What happened to this country being a democracy? I do not agree with those wanting to ban abortion but continue the death penalty.
I don't think people are idiots that have that view though, and think they should be heard and their opinions considered. Babies are innocent, criminals are not.
I understand the sentiment, but our justice system is not good enough at determining guilt to execute someone.
Too many innocent people die by the state, it is better for 100 guilty men to go free than one innocent to suffer, etc., etc.
I feel redditors should seek out the problems with policy Bernie wants to impose.
It would allow our understanding to deepen, clarify our position and maybe even make some other redditors feel the Bern.
My perception has been altered by /u/helpful_hank because [he showed me](https://en.reddit.
com/r/changemyview/comments/460mru/cmv_supporters_of_bernie_sanders_have_turned/d01nnfs) I must acknowledge the role reddit serves as a meeting place for his most active
and passionate supporters.
Edit for clarity: I am aware of /r/neutralpolitics and /r/politicaldiscussion. However, I think their obscurity supports my original view.
Also, I am not saying every person on reddit is a blind follower.
I am saying those who are critical of Bernie are suppressed by his supporters to the point that few people have their views/understanding of policies critically challenged.
I was religious, I avoided critiques of my religious beliefs for a long time. Once I challenged them I stopped being religious. I think it is beneficial to question what you believe.