Just read some "debate" between lefties and righties over at a conservative blog. It's so depressing how everyone talks past each other. Can people who disagree never discuss something honestly? I sometimes think about trying to find some right-leaning person to do an open debate with me, but I never really pursue it for a rather bizarre reason. If I were to get in a real debate, that was truly worthwhile, it would take forever. In the end, I'd rather write, listen to music, hang out with family, and do research to learn about the world, not do textual analysis on years of paper work to ferret out something. Politics is not that interesting. I'd be dragged kicking and screaming into it if I was obligated to do it for real.
I hereby pledge myself to be constructive.