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Winning people over to Liberty!

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.



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Michael Nystrom's picture

"We part in peace and more discussion can follow

when they are ready."

Always live to play another day.

:)

He's the man.
ChristianAnarchist's picture

Make friends and not enemies.

Make friends and not enemies. How you end the discussion is perhaps the most important part of the discussion. If you part with a smile and a handshake they will be more receptive to further discussion from you or another person presenting the ideas of liberty...

Beware the cult of "government"...

Easy

to point at faults, but what is the 'simpler' solution to issues facing us today (particularly from a Libertarian view)?

IMO public Trusts

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