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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-05-08 01:30 PM
Response to Reply #50
203. not really
This argument is commonly used to coerce people and shut down the discussion or prevent it from going certain uncomfortable directions - "don't alienate your allies."

We do run the risk of alienating some - a very small number of people relatively speaking - but that is the price we need to pay. For every one we lose, we stand to pick up a thousand allies, because those we would be alienating are the same ones who are standing squarely across the door and keeping the common people out.
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