I could not agree more. That is why I do not insult someone who might have or does have an opinion which is contrary to mine. That serves no purpose, makes one appear bellicose and unnecessarily causes acrimony.<quoted text>
Aloha works both ways. If you show no Aloha, you receive no Aloha. Forcing yourself against anothers wishes is contrary to the spirit of Aloha. If someone dosen't want you to bring your dirty slippers into their home and be vocal about it, you don't ask him where his aloha is! It is not conducive to a good relationship. Being pono and having aloha means showing respect to anothers sentiment on an issue.
And old saying goes: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
As a career military member, I have done my level best to live my life in accordance with that philosophy.
Bottom line: Respect others as you would want them to respect you. THAT is the Aloha way.