Winning people over to Liberty!Submitted by ChristianAnarchist on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 06:51
It's all well and good to have political debates here among us about where we should stand on hot button issues like abortion and religion and who-knows-what-else (I like to do it myself). When we are in a discussion with "statists" I think our best route is to keep the discussion simple and directed towards showing the errors in doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.
I like to show the corruption in politicians and then extend that to every one of us. I point out how man is basically corrupt and that power brings out that corruption (if they are Christian or of other religious bent I get into how all men are sinners). I stress the point that none of us likes to be told how we should live our lives and these clowns telling us how to live our lives are typically some of the biggest "sinners" of all. They are constantly making the news receiving money from questionable sources, keeping mistresses (or misters) and every other kind of illegal or immoral behavior. I then stress how bad it is that "we" keep trying to put these really bad people in power over us.
This is usually met with great agreement and it puts a seed of doubt in their minds about the wisdom of putting clowns in charge of writing rules for the rest of us. It doesn't matter if the person I'm talking to is "right" or "left", they usually get this simple message. When delivered to them in a friendly and gentle way we part in peace and more discussion can follow when they are ready.