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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 11:59 AM
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2. Listen to our enemies and still maintain our own views? Can we?
Honestly, can we listen to ridiculously narrow views, give those views sunlight, and not be afraid that those hurtful views would gain popularity or roots?

He does have a way to test our belief in a open government. It's a stretch that is hard to take without breaking. I am for negotiating with the opposite side, but should a platform for their legitimacy be given? I don't know. Does it make us stronger, or does it allow bad ideas to be supported?
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  -Obama on Rick Warren: We Can Disagree Without Being Disagreeable cboy4  Dec-18-08 11:43 AM   #0 
  - Bigotry and hate are not just a disagreement.  dbonds   Dec-18-08 11:53 AM   #1 
  - Listen to our enemies and still maintain our own views? Can we?  The Wielding Truth   Dec-18-08 11:59 AM   #2 
  - Or maybe this will give sunlight to the overwhelming opposing views  prostock69   Dec-18-08 01:12 PM   #9 
  - you do not have to elevate a hatemonger  musette_sf   Dec-18-08 12:10 PM   #3 
  - You probably didn't mean to have this effect  FlaGranny   Dec-18-08 12:10 PM   #4 
  - Oh really?  Spryboy   Dec-18-08 01:21 PM   #10 
     - That's exactly what I was thinking.  Bette Noir   Dec-18-08 01:47 PM   #12 
        - I worked hard to get him elected as well  spiritual_gunfighter   Dec-18-08 02:18 PM   #14 
  - So then I guess  BecauseBushSaysSo   Dec-18-08 12:17 PM   #5 
  - I'm curious  Creationismsucks   Dec-18-08 12:36 PM   #6 
  - I think Bushco made our side feel like second class citizens...  Indiana_Dem   Dec-18-08 01:38 PM   #11 
     - Thanks  Creationismsucks   Dec-18-08 02:12 PM   #13 
  - I have no intention of being disagreeable  Dinkeldog   Dec-18-08 12:39 PM   #7 
  - actions speak louder than words.  Evergreen Emerald   Dec-18-08 01:10 PM   #8 
  - Thanks Obama  jetphixer   Dec-18-08 02:45 PM   #15 
  - This may seem nit-picky  Creationismsucks   Dec-18-08 03:59 PM   #17 
  - Keep your friends close...  Ned_Devine   Dec-18-08 02:45 PM   #16 

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