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Discussing politics in family and in public

Discussion in 'House of Debates' started by steveox, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    I hAve to disagree. I think roughly half don't care at all. Why else do pols try to gin up hate ?
     
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    Frustrating, isn't it? Well, we do not let intimidation and fear get the best of us-- the legal thinking American people. Keep exercising our right to the First Amendment. We can set the pace and the political mood before they get nastier.
     
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    I'm very careful when it comes to discussing either issue with people I'm close to. I don't want to "offend" them (man, am I ever sick of that word). I am generally able to agree to disagree, if it comes down to it, but many people are not.

    As far as politics, I can't debate with people who only want to regurgitate rhetoric instead of actually believing in something and being able to back it up with reasoned arguments. I get annoyed with the ones who parrot whatever they've heard spewed by "journalists" (lol) and have no idea why things are as they are. I also can't deal with Utopia types. Let's deal with the world how it is, not how you think it should be.
     
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    I don't discuss politics in public, either. I feel like all that would do is just bring up something that is going to cross someone, and it is just going to start the chain reaction of anger that I don't want to deal with it. As for in the family, I usually avoid it due to being on different spectrums politically. My mother is a strong republican, following very close opinions to the typical republican, and I am a strong democrat that feels the opposite. I'd much rather avoid the confrontation that follows, honestly.
     
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