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nelsor June 30th, 2013 8:49pm

Do you still believe that if you rationally present the facts to your political foe, that they will be convinced of you point of view? (I'm becoming increasingly jaded)

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comppete Las Vegas
06/30/13 4:25 pm

You can't help those who don't want to help themselves.

austrian Valid Location, Virginia
06/30/13 4:05 pm

Debating can help in the long term, but isn't very likely to instantly change someone's mind. Sometimes the purpose of debating someone is just to raise the "intellectual burden" he or she must carry in order to maintain his or her position.

huskermedic Cincinnati
07/01/13 12:34 pm

This. When I have someone beat they change the subject or leave.

commonsense America isnt racist
06/30/13 2:58 pm

A lot of times facts are not enough to persuade. But in the face of them ,they should at least acknowledge "something" of a compromise.