Thoughts for Libertarians: Defeat the left with sensible reasoning

Last week I ran into a libertarian guy in a Facebook group in New Mexico.  His profile picture got my attention.  I’m not an all-out fan of Bush, but somehow the picture below did not seem appropriate.

Bush-Obama

Our conversation went as follows:

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How should we handle the left?  Is looking insane worthwhile?  I have seen that when conservatives propose common-sense solutions backed by truth and facts it is possible to win.  It is pointless to make ourselves look like crazy people.  This country is very good, but still not perfect…and it never has been perfect.

We should fight to make our nation better, but look at things with a proper perspective using facts to tear apart the left while not using raging anger.

2 Comments

  1. Political Fireball,

    I’m all for staying calm, using logic and facts (TRUTH, not made up facts as some lefties use) for discussions on any subject. I do that as often as possible, trying sometimes to use a little levity to lighten the mood or make an additional point.

    The problem arises when the person I am in the “discussion” with has no clue as to how to respond in kind, what logic is, what a fact is, and proper use of the English language. When they retort that “That’s not what I said!” and you point them to the exact wording of their sentence, they reply with “Well, that’s not what I meant!” How would I know what they meant unless they had said it properly?

    That’s when, after days sometimes, for me, frustration sets in and their name calling, ridiculous assertions, lack of logic or facts really gets to me. Then I’ll sometimes resort to a little anger, or (especially if it’s a discussion about the existence of GOD) I’ll just quote Proverbs 9:6-9 and leave the discussion.

    Proverbs 9:6-9:
    6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

    7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

    8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

    9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

    It’s better than wanting to reach through the computer and slapping them.

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