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A Question

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I’ve been giving some thought lately to my friends of the more liberal persuasion. By this I mean the ones who for roughly eight years railed against President Bush but who also voted for President Obama.

It has occurred to me that in the rare occasions where I was willing to debate my liberal friends in Massachusetts I was playing with fire. For it is true, whenever I have done so, I have invariably been treated with invective, with extreme defensiveness, and with anger. Indeed, sometimes, my interlocutor has stormed away in anger.

It is for this reason, that I rarely debate politics with my liberal friends.

Yet it has occurred to me – why is it so? I have never responded with such childish vituperation when someone challenges my political beliefs. Why do liberals do so? Can they not defend their beliefs to themselves? Why indeed …

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November 18, 2009 at 2:22 am

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