Why do so many people argue about politics without investigating policies for themselves? Would you consider watching TV investigating?
Personally, I don't feel qualified to have a good debate without knowing facts. However, tv stations seem to air material from one side or the other... how can a person wade through all the ranting and raving to find the truth? Do you suppose just listening to one sided tv or radio causes one to believe they have the correct factual information ? I'm trying to get more involved in this years election but find it hard to communicate with important people in my life who repeat things from ultra conservative radio... and I wonder is this you talking or someone else who has taken information and distorted the facts? ( could be liberal distortion too) How can a person find the truth? And really why such spirited arguments? I think politics is based on emotion more than anything!