Posted by europerep on June 29, 2012, at 15:43:58
In reply to Re: Agreed, posted by Dinah on June 29, 2012, at 15:24:23
> Perhaps we should end on a statement to which we both can agree.
Well, actually we shouldn't, but if you're not willing to take this debate to an end, I have to accept that.
> Well, I'll refrain from calling you any names. But we fundamentally differ on our beliefs concerning civility.
I don't think that our beliefs differ on the nature of civility, but maybe about whether civility should be allowed to override, if necessary, other aspects of a discussion. I won't sacrifice adequately characterizing someone's argument for the mere purpose of making sure that that person won't get his or her feelings hurt. Trying to link the Affordable Care Act to a political doctrine that has caused great harm to many people (ie, socialism) is not only ridiculously absurd, but it is either stupid or malicious. Either way, I strongly object to it.