Posted on Sep 26, 2016
COL Lee Flemming
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Healthy debate can be stimulating, but all to often we find ourselves associating with others that share the same opinion. Who here as a friend or family member that they love / hate conversing with that has an opposing opinion?
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Maj Marty Hogan
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Interesting question COL Lee Flemming I actually try to listen to every view, because it helps to see how others look at things. Sometimes seeing the other side of the issue can soften or harden your stance. When the debate is intelligent- always worth it.
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COL Lee Flemming
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Maj Marty Hogan healthy debate really opens the door to other approaches to a problem too!
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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Actually yes several. I am a democrat, but I have several republican friends who I have the upmost of respect for and I find to be very reasonable. Their advice is very good as well. Politics are politics and they are simply that.

I don't think its that serious to screw up a friendship over the sake of politics. It ain't that serious.

JP
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SGM Mikel Dawson
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The key word is respect. As long as that is present, then views can be discussed as mature adults.
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CPT Jack Durish
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I have only a few "trusted friends" and our trust has nothing to do with politics. I have many acquaintances from all bands of the political spectrum and I tend to listen more to those from opposing sides. I go crazy living in an echo chamber, but love being challenged. Sadly, few of my acquaintances share my love. They hate being challenged and many "unfriend" me for the practice.
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COL Lee Flemming
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I love your statement that "your trust has nothing to do with politics!"
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