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Simple Guide to Engaging Dialog



My favorite response to a post on social media goes like this.

"I think the world is flat." Me

"That's your opinion." Clifton

"Well Duh, and your point is?" Me

The point is, you go to your doctor for medical advise, to your plumber to fix your toilet.  Opinions must have a source and that source must have an expertise that gives value to your opinion.  Now let's debate that value...

 

 


Three Things That Matter

 

1. Having a "Source"

Here are links to sources we have used.

CATO Institute

Pew Research Center

Human Rights Watch

National Archives

Smithsonian

schmoop

History.com

 

2. Understanding the "Source"

Here are links to give perspective.

https://www.govtrack.us/ Find your representative and senators and legislation that affects you.

Media Bias Fact/Check.  Where on the bias scale does the source rank?

VoteSmart.org. Understanding your representatives.

OnTheIssues.org. Every polititians' voting record.

FactCheck.org. "Consumer advocate for voters that aims to to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics."

 

3. The Value of the "Source"

This one is on you.

If you are going to debate a Conservative Republican, don't quote CNN, or MSNBC as your source.  They will shut you down instantly, and if we are going to find common ground we must remain engaged.  The same with Liberal Democrats, don't quote Fox News, they will immediately disengage.

Two links to help you decide.

List of conservative, neoconservative and libertarian think tanks.

Liberal Think Tanks

 

 

 

Most of these are sources we have used.  We will be adding more. Lots more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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