Originally Posted by Fred Hansen
Then the thing to do with the friends that you think are liberals, is to ask them--without being confrontational--on what do they base their liberal beliefs? 9 times out of 10 (or more) I think you will find that they have no idea themselves.
I've had poor results with this method. I like to think i'm a reasonable person, that can carry on a civil conversation. My experience is that the more patience you have for others, the less people have for you. I've even had some rather personal attacks throw at me from family when I was Under the impression that I was just having a friendly debate.
I've determined that i'm just a drop in an ocean, and I don't try to "win" other people over to my ideas anymore.
I just sit back, watch, and try to derive some entertainment from it.
Just my perspective fwiw.