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  •  "I try to argue with them on Facebook" (0+ / 0-)

    There's the problem.

    Really smart and successful people like Thomas Jefferson or Abraham Lincoln or heck, even the Buddha have told us that no one is ever persuaded by arguing.

    Arguing on Facebook is even less likely to be successful than arguing in person.

    •  Maybe not arguing, but discussion is crucial (1+ / 0-)
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      One can trace developments in Abraham Lincoln's personal views of African-Americans with his discussions with Frederick Douglass, for example.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 11:13:50 AM PST

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      •  Except Abraham Lincoln was an intelligent man, (1+ / 0-)
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        open to discussion, rational, and had an open heart for the many.  I find many on the right are lacking most especially any ability to reason and discuss rationally. I have finally given up any political discussions with my family and friends on the right.  

        I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

        by KayCeSF on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 12:15:10 PM PST

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