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johnlucas Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-09 01:05 PM
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106. I have friends who are not of same political persuasion
Edited on Sat Jan-03-09 01:08 PM by johnlucas
The honest truth of the matter is that if you're looking for someone to associate with who looks at the world 100% like you do, then you will have no one to associate with. It could come down to sports teams or colas or brand of TV or who knows.

I don't like the Republican ideology but that doesn't mean I won't associate with any Republicans. Just agree to disagree and keep discussions about politics or religion or any contentious subject off the table while associating with them. If you DO discuss matters, set ground rules for discussion so as not to injure any friendships. Very simple.

Nobody has all the answers INCLUDING the Progressives. If you go down to Key West, don't ask for fried chicken. If you go to a Muslim country, don't ask for pork chops. If you go to India, don't ask for hamburgers. Some things just don't reconcile and you have to agree to disagree hopefully recognizing your common humanity in the process. Might just stop a few arguments...and wars.

Who am I kidding? What is a human being for if not for drama?
John Lucas

P.S.: Besides, the best way to settle a political debate is to place bets on it. If there's an impasse in a argument, tell them to put their money where their mouth is.
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