We all get heated when we discussed politics.
It’s very easy to lose your temper– especially when talking to family and friends–when you express you’re deeply-held views. What do they say about religion and politics?
But despite the arguments that can ensure, we are all capable of civil, respectful discussion. Whether you’re a liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, you can agree to disagree in order to have an open discussion of the issues.
Unless, of course, you do this at a bar and had a few too many to drink.
I recommend holding all political discussions at the library.
From CBS Pittsburgh:
An Ohio man accused of shooting another man in the leg during a fight over presidential politics last month has turned himself into police.
The July 25 shooting at Winston’s Bar in Cleveland came after the two men started arguing about the presidential election. Police say Hall left the bar, returned and opened fire, striking the 60-year-old man once in the leg.
Bruner said the 60-year-old man had said Republican Donald Trump would be a good president. Hall disagreed.
I understand that Donald Trump is a divisive figure, but gentlemen, let’s take it down a notch. Perhaps it was as Beyonce sang, the alcohol. Perhaps Mr. Hall just doesn’t like business moguls from New York. Or perhaps Bruner was a little too adamant about his politic leanings. Regardless, this discourse ended in the worst way.
This is probably why we have laws against campaigning outside polling stations. You wouldn’t want things to get ugly when people are casting their ballots.
I’m all for gun rights, but there are limits for a reason. Use your gun for hunting, sport, and self defense. Use it to scare off a thug or would-be terrorist. Don’t use it on a friend whose political opinions get you mad.
At the very least, leave it at home when you’re out drinking.
Source: CBS Pittsburgh