you need to have enough spine to stand up and use the tools at your disposal to prove you’re right. You need to form the debate in a way that is fair and equitable and then hammer away until everyone understands that you are correct. You need to have the courage of your convictions and your knowledge to make your case, and not just with your feelings like democrats do, but with hard facts that illustrate and demonstrate the truth of your position. But you have to be careful.

Sometimes when everyone thinks you’re wrong, it’s because you’re wrong.

I work very hard to keep an open mind, and I do so because I refuse to be blindsided by truth I was just too stubborn to see. I’m willing to be taken to school on any subject at any time, and learn something new. Sometimes the new things I learn suck. But as I’ve said before, I never turn away, because to turn away is to choose willful ignorance, and wilful ignorance may be the worst sin I can imagine. Your mileage will probably vary.

Oh, and as for James E Griffin from Roberta’s comments: Do you have the courage of your convictions to come here and mouth off?

I thought not.