Coarsness in Debate
In today’s political climate, and what many see as the destruction, and demise of our Constitution, it is relatively easy to lose ones cool, becoming coarse and offensive in our response, on forums and in exchanges. Yes, I have been guilty of this behavior myself. I have to admit at the time of my caustic outburst, I thought I felt good, and was quite smug about my comeback, only to realize later that I had lost the battle, and not only lost, but I felt immense, disappointed, about how I had lost.
To lose a discussion on the merits is one thing, to lose due to crude, name calling, or offensive language is inexcusable. At this stage of the game, I make a point of, not using vulgarity. I go out of my way to find the correct name and, insure the proper title to those in office, especially to those with who I am in total disagreement. We have seen and heard the leader of the Senate, Mr. Reid call a sitting president a Liar.Too often members of this Administration use foul language to bully those who oppose them, and spew rhetoric that is blatent thuggery.
As an example, I always refer to Mr. Obama as President Obama. In my opinion, the Presidency is the highest office in the land; in the most powerful nation in the world, and it is the office that demands my respect. I happen to totally disagree with all of President Obama’s policies, and have no respect for his administration. Having said that when I argue the lack of merits of this Presidency, any offensive rhetoric regarding his policies, create fodder for my opponents, and the message I had hoped to convey gets lost in their response to my earthiness.
With some people especially those on the far left, there is precious little that you can say, that will change their minds. As we, have all come to realize, double standards abound in the liberal left. At least when I walk away or finish my criticism, I may not have won the argument, but my honor is intact, and that is a solid, good feeling.
Who knows my opponent may give a second thought (and in doing so replay my opinion) as to how we conservatives, Keepers of the Constitution, behave in our debates. (I have to confess; sometimes it is a mighty challenge to keep my lips zipped.) Therefore my fellow Patriots, lets take the high ground. Remember get your point out there, and get like minded people to Vote.
Thank you to our Military, who watch around the world,so that we remain free from foreign aggressors