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Many find today’s political discourse increasingly toxic. Which of these (two max) most match your recent experiences with friends of family who have different views from your own?

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Maurice D
Maurice D
1 year ago

Honestly, why is mortal discourse “toxic?” Is the underlying cause a diligent, disloyal effort to “fundamentally change” America, or implement an “indescribable transition,” based on deceit, dishonesty, and arrogance? What is more dreadful in a human being than disloyalty?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

I find that most people are afraid of political and religious discussion. I can find people of like mind to talk with but there is very little intellectual stimulation there. Then I find those that are almost cultist in their believes and will either close the conversation and not talk to you or try to shout you down (like a 6 year old not getting it’s way). There are a very few of opposing views with whom I can have a discussion from which we both come away learning something though maybe with some ego wounded for either of us but friendships still intact and strong. These I will always believe to be courageous and true friends. These are the people worth searching for…

Dunewood
Dunewood
1 year ago

These polls are one of the reasons I will stick with AMAC over aarp for the rest of my time on this earth. I fear for this country and know that someday there will be Divine accounting for the mess that we ourselves have made by turning evil into license in the name of freedom. To God be the Glory.

Dano
Dano
1 year ago

Rid yourself of toxic people, surround yourself with like minded people .

Ish
Ish
1 year ago

All Civilizations have followed the following process: Let’s look at each of the eight stages. The names of the stages are from Tyler’s book and are presented in bold red text. My brief reflections follow in plain text. 1st.   From bondage to spiritual growth, 2nd. From spiritual growth to great courage 3rd.  From courage to liberty 4th. From liberty to abundance 5th. From abundance to complacency 6th. From complacency to apathy 7th. From apathy to dependence 8th. From dependence back to bondage : To conclude, As dependence increases, so does centralized power. Dependent people tend to become increasingly dysfunctional and desperate. Seeking a savior, they look to strong central leadership. But centralized power corrupts, and tends to usher in increasing intrusion by centralized power. Injustice and intrusion multiplies. But those in bondage know of no other solutions. Family and personal virtue (essential ingredients for any civilization) are now effectively replaced by an increasingly dark and despotic centralized control, hungry for more and more power. In this way, the civilization is gradually ended, because people in bondage no longer have the virtues necessary to fight. Man-kind has almost never been able to be governed/directed by other men no matter how good or bad they are. Therefore, The SUPREME BEING/CREATOR of MANKIND recognized this and had to sacrifice HIS SON who we all know as JESUS CHRIST to give forgiveness for following the deception of Satan, the DESTROYER of Gods Creation of which he, Satan was SOO jealous of. Anyways, there you have it. The Inevitable progression of all Civilizations. The ONLY WAY that the United States Of America will survive is for all people to forgive one another and quit being controlled by the MASTERS OF POLITICS. The word “POLI TIC” COULD BE DERIVED FROM POLI- MEANING MANY, AND TIC- MEANING BLOOD SUCKING…Most Politicians are “Politicians” there are very few Patriots. Donald Trump was a PATRIOT weather you like it or not. He was already a BILLIONAIR and didn’t need all the POLITICAL HASSEL he was forced to go thru by the LYING DEMOCRATS, AND THAT IS FACT!! It has been said by many psychologically minded scholars, that EXTREME LIBERALISM/DEMOCRAT minds have a “MENTAL DISORDER” That is to say that they cannot see anything but there own reasoning and that is completely portrayed at this time by those on the Far Left and you all know who they are Sincerely Ish Thelod.

Mark Chamberlain
Mark Chamberlain
1 year ago

Jesus did not come to unite but to divide. In the end there will be sheep and there will be goats. The process, I believe, has begun. There’s still time to get on the right side, but I doubt there will be many AMAC subscribers who are not already there.

Kim
Kim
1 year ago

I talked with a friend about the political climate. She is an Independent. She said that Trump is vile and if he runs again in 2024, she will absolutely vote Democrat and socialism.
I think that Trump will have a much more difficult time in 2024 to win the votes needed based on his inability to speak in a respectful, professional manner. I think that his approach to “big government” was correct, however, he needs some tweaking in the diplomacy department.

Charlotte A Mahin
Charlotte A Mahin
1 year ago

The far-left people in our family are college-aged people. If we even mention one word that might lead to a discussion, they jump up with with an eye-roll and stomp out of the room. They cannot debate or even say why they hate Conservative views because they are only siding with their peers. My sister who only votes Democrat because our parents did (she is 83 now)still votes that way. Even even though in her actions and thoughts she actually agrees with many conservative ideas she will never vote for a GOP’er. She just hates Republicans for no good reason. Weird.

Tami Alban
Tami Alban
1 year ago

None of this is Political people. It is Marxist/ Communist Trying to change the USA. You better wake up. Political discourse is right out of the Marxist Hand book. Pitting one or more groups against another.

Douglas Denehie
Douglas Denehie
1 year ago

It appears to me that, unlike what our vastly discredited news media, all of the liberals I know deliberatly block out the truth that they disagree with and instead of friendly discussion resort to yelling and insulting when faced with the facts of issues they support that they know are wrong, unethical or transgress God’s law or Institutional law. And, have no problem defending impossible positions because they believe their position is somehow correct.

Alan Power
Alan Power
1 year ago

I don’t have friend with different views.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

The Dems I know would vote Dem even the candidate openly stated that he/she slept with dead boys and wanted to have an abortion clinic in every little village. Even those who consider themselves Christian.

Dale
Dale
1 year ago

I know several people who voted for Biden only because they didn’t like Trump. It had nothing to do with the ideals of the party.

Shirley Webb
Shirley Webb
1 year ago

I think all conservatives should speak up. Liberals need to face the music they made….it’s bad!!!

Keith
Keith
1 year ago

Mark Twain said: It’s easier to fool people than to convince people they have been fooled.

Rush Glick
Rush Glick
1 year ago

To leftists, leftist politics is their RELIGION. Until they wake up – or grow up – and see REALITY, they are hopeless members of the collective hive.

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

Brainwashed people are extremely hard to deal with. Voting Republican is such an obvious great choice.

Merry
Merry
1 year ago

Sadly our adult children have already been indoctrinated in college and don’t see the future coming. Very sad we can’t talk about even the economy because they are such Biden lovers. Very concerned parents.

Steve Ridgway
Steve Ridgway
1 year ago

How about the 250 pound screaming woman protesting child care and blaming the republicans..how about….you stop MOOOOOOOCHING OFF THE GOVERNMENT…AND GET A JOB..AND GO ON A DIET!!! YOU SLOB!!

Denise
Denise
1 year ago

My tolerance and respect for the lefts views has turned to pure hatred for the left leaning lunatics. I despise them in every sense of the word. Their hypocrisy and stupidity has no end and they seek to destroy everything THEY consider wrong and everyone who does not agree with them. There is NO reasoning with them because they are all insane!!!!

Antonio M. Salazar
Antonio M. Salazar
1 year ago

I don’t talk politics with my relatives because many are Leftists. I even have my grown kids or their spouses who proudly voted for Biden in 2020 (I told them I would much rather have a career businessman as my President as opposed to the career politician-and liar-that Biden has proven to be). However I fear too many voters have assumed voting is no big deal whereas I feel voting is a responsibility we should take seriously. Logic should be applied but HASN’T been. I also feel that we accepted the loss against Trump as a legitimate loss at the polls and as a result we Americans have not been governed by a majority since Biden has been President. I lost my mother-in-law, who was one of the few conservatives in my family, in June of last year. However I’m not so sure her nor my vote were properly counted. Now I watch the media and have been convinced that too many people blindly believe what is put out by those groups!! I am also convinced Biden has no business sense at all and instead operates from an emotional direction.

Guess what?? We are headed down the same path as in Nov 2020!! Assuming voters will employ logic just because we say so is dumb!! How many times must we conservatives be hit over the head before we learn?? I expect widespread fraud and irregularities to reoccur and Republicans will again do NOTHING!!! If however we Republicans are ready for more irregularities but this time they are investigated instead of simply accepting the consequences further investigation will reveal the truth about Nov 2020. But the legal system is slower than we like although its verdict is permanent – ask Hillary if she is feeling the heat yet!! And I hope my tax dollars don’t continue to pay for Hunter to travel to foreign Countries just to conduct “business”!!

Philip Woodend
Philip Woodend
1 year ago

Good Luck

Elaine L
Elaine L
1 year ago

Unfortunately the left controls the news cycle. How did this happen? I try in a non political way to speak to young family members who believe the spew. I don’t mention party, I only reference source and I don’t attack their view.

Michael P Kandolf
Michael P Kandolf
1 year ago

My wife and I travelled to visit family, including a family member flying in from across the Atlantic. During a discussion on how the Holocaust was not being taught in schools, my sister stormed out of the room calling us a stupid and dumb, asking us to show textbooks that do not show the holocaust. When shown news articles from the leftist media, she still refused to acknowledge we were nt stupid.

Mike J
Mike J
1 year ago

I simply can not be friends with anyone that’s a leftist so I don’t talk with them. I wouldn’t be rude but I certainly could not hang out with them.Brain dead is brain dead. I did have a client that was a democrat and we had a lengthy conversation. The next year when I met with him he admitted he was moving right!

Richard H Minetti
Richard H Minetti
1 year ago

Democrat voters are paying the price for voting with their emotions instead of their brains. But it hurts everyone that eats food and uses their own transportation vehicles!

Edward A Long
Edward A Long
1 year ago

I don’t associate with anyone on the left. I find they are without a thought process. Brain dead!

Daniel E Allington Allington
Daniel E Allington Allington
1 year ago

I hope that the independent voters and moderate Dems, and a more unified Republicanvotership vote this year. I read 1984 more than 50 years ago. It scarred me the and it scares me now.Even as he lashes out against Putin, our president has began to implement his his same program against free speech.Vote them out!

SR Bailey
SR Bailey
1 year ago

I feel that’s why we are in this mess…myself included…we are all just busy living our lives…and the radicals took advantage of Americans…now it’s time to dig in…now it’s time to renew our faith in God and our Country…

wade c mackey
wade c mackey
1 year ago

Some chasms are just too wide to navigate…cannot wait for November…

Lori
Lori
1 year ago

I have more trouble with those who call themselves Christians and Conservatives. Most have no clue what their Bible says, what God’s voice sounds like or how to Be a Christian and walk in the authority, healing and victory Jesus died to give us but they think they know because their grandma went to church.

Stephen
Stephen
1 year ago

There should have been an option for “As a conservative, I am not allowed to speak about political issues amongst leftists.” I have been banned from speaking about politics by several family members. And I know of a family whose children have estranged their parents because of ideology.

Joseph
Joseph
1 year ago

Sorry, but this poll is a zero for me. As others have commented, it’s a waste of time and mental effort to try to make sense of today’s political arena. News sources are nothing but hype about things they have not fully investigated. Just a whole lot of mind boggling junk to keep our minds off of what is really important. A lot of “blowing in the wind”.

Jim O
Jim O
1 year ago

I believe that there are corrupt republicans as well as democrats so I tell people “read the platform “. The democrat platform is anti-God, anti-life and anti snout everything that gives us freedom. The Republican platform is conservative, pro-God, pro-life pro- freedom and pro-American. Gee a no brainer for good people. Then I recommend good, God fearing people to run for office at every level from school board to senate. Maybe then we can get back America!

EAA
EAA
1 year ago

Someone once said don’t discuss religion or politics. I would agree if you only get emotional and or insulting and you cannot support your position with logic, facts and truth.

Donald A Colongeli
Donald A Colongeli
1 year ago

WILL ROGERS SAID”EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THE WEATHER BUT NO ONE DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT.” THAT IS THE SAD COMMENTARY BEING FOLLOWED NOW. WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE STORY IS, BUT NO ONE HAS ANY ANSWERS. WHAT A WASTE OF TIME ALL THE NEWS SOURCES KEEP RAILING HOW CROOKED HUNTER BIDEN IS, BUT THE FACT ISITS A WASTE OF TIME , AND DODGING THE REAL BULLETS, BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT CHARGES ARE APPLIED BIG DADDY JOE WILL PARDON HIS SON OF ALL CRIMES.MY CONGRESSWOMAN, CLAUDIA TENNEY QUESTIONED THE HEAD OF THE SBA ABOUT RELEASING, WITH NO PENALTIES, FUNDS TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD. HE REFUSED TO ANSWER HER QUESTIONS? ONLY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS SUPPORTERS HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS?

Murray
Murray
1 year ago

I have relatives who will not believe even when they see video’s I’ve sent them showing how the democrats are out to destroy this country. I have told them how the democrats and BLM and Antifa are using the same tactics that were used to convert other countries to communism. I don’t understand how so many people on tv and elsewhere tell us that what is happening to us now is how communism took over their country and they refuse to see. They say they are not communist but democratic socialist. Castro also said he was a democratic socialist to take over Cuba because he knew they would not accept communism. Face it the definition of a democratic socialist is a communist. I can’t believe the hatred they have especially for President Trump and his family even to the very youngest anyone last name Trump. I don’t hate the Biden’s I think they are corrupt but I don’t hate them. I never new it was possible to hate so much.

Kim
Kim
1 year ago

Where’s the choice that reads, “I will politely but ardently debate political issues with anyone willing to engage”? How else can we expect to introduce the facts to those who listen only to NPR or CNN? What happened to spirited debate?

I recently had a conversation with one of my west coast relatives, who repeatedly pointed out Trump’s failure in Atlantic City as his signature business “accomplishment”. What about all the other successes? Although it might be true that some refuse to employ reason, we should not give up trying to open their eyes.

Liberty
Liberty
1 year ago

Republicans: We talk a lot about problems. We do nothing to stop hostile actions, control and or punishment for our long excepted norms.

Democrats: They set out to control Education Institutions, Government Institutions, Media Institutions, Local Government Institutions, Medical Institutions, Big Corporations, Social Justice lies, Environmental issues spread out like like fiber optic lines that are split open. Finally, if you don’t give in to any of this or fall at their feet and worship them they will destroy you with there billionaires money and power.

Republicans: They hold hearings…

The Florida Gov. he makes them look foolish. Then he makes them pay with a bit of pain… Certainly, he is getting closer to backing them up a bit.

Rick Neault
Rick Neault
1 year ago

During the first year of Trumps Presidency I was personally attacked and demeaned by several so called “christian” Conservatives for my support of Trump. Several of these people were pastors or leaders in their christian communities. I no longer support or agree with any Christian organizations and never again will. I am 55 years olde and had been involved in Christianity for most of my life. They are disgusting hypocrites. The Republican party is in many ways just as corrupt as the Democraps. I fear the only way out of this mess is for the tree of liberty to be watered by the blood of patriots.
One last rant; Over the past few years several Republicans have left Congress seemingly due to the problems in the swamp. However, how many of those have spoken out about specifics of what goes on in D.C? NONE! They don’t do anything to make the citizens aware of things that need to be changed. Things like Term Limits, Reducing wages and benefits, how they make millions from being in congress, etc. That is just another indication of what kind of trouble this country is really in.

David Sigwart
David Sigwart
1 year ago

The ruler of Russia during JFKs term. Told JFK that Russia will take over this country without firing a shot. Well he accomplished the mission, hust will have the ignorant socialist take over. Then move in the communist. Two powers Russia and China, which have been around for a lot longer than we have been. But we have proven how stupid we are. Remember those that were taught histroy. Remember Rome. Exactaly how they fell, they we re e the first democracy. Good by AMERICANS GOOD BY AMERICA.

David Sigwart
David Sigwart
1 year ago

What is amazing to me is NO one has mentioned that we are in the sitiuation we are BECAUSE of the democrats with the assistance of the Republican. Now we feel all will be right if the same slime balls on the so called right get power. Trump allowed this country to be sucked into where we are because of his LACK OF POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE. If not then he is a real dummy. The republicans and democrats are one in the same,just spelled different. The only conservative’s there are the ones left paying for their waste,pocketing the money. Who of all the criminals in our government have faced or been convicted of any thing. Tons of talk but not one went to jail. Wrong Berni Madoff did.

Scott
Scott
1 year ago

Our education system for decades has been indoctrinating our kids, not teaching them real history

Kenneth
Kenneth
1 year ago

Conservatives need to speak up or die!

Sean Lottinville
Sean Lottinville
1 year ago

Many of these are true, but missing is one that’s most telling. I know way too many Democrats, and even most Rinos, who do not stand for liberalism or conservatism. Their only position, however mush they try to deny it, is that they hate Trump. Issues and values no longer matter to them at all, as long as they think their position is opposed to his. It is a puzzling disease.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase
1 year ago

The Progressive Left have worked unnoticed for a very long time to win positions in education and government. Part of their strategy seems to be the dampening of conversation and healthy debate. Either agree or be prepared for name calling and canceling. Those who grow up in that world will never experience a good disagreement or healthy consideration of other views. Sad!

Joel Gibbs
Joel Gibbs
1 year ago

Everyone in my family and/or friends think like I do, A true Republican

Steven Bisson
Steven Bisson
1 year ago

Light at the end of the tunnel!!! Hope to hold the political right for a generation!!!

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

The answer is “Take your opinions to the next election polling place” and vote for the candidates that fit your opinion. But first, you must trust in election results being fair & not fraud.

Sal Ruggiero
Sal Ruggiero
1 year ago

Red wave comin !!!

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