I;m publishing this interview for several specific reasons. President Truman answered questions directly succinctly and briefly. It’s easy too see what his views were. Important topics are discussed. (Continued below comments.)
You may have been taught, “Don’t discus religion or politics.” I was. But ta policies to make sure people like you. Please more important for us to keep tje US apace where people withdiffetetn ideas canlivetzgetehr and express those iseasds safe and without insult or attack. Toda we;re more polarized than at any time since The War Between the States. Many Democrats and Republicans are almost ready to strangle each other. We can’t allow that any longer. We us talk to eac other: not to change the other person’s mind,bt to understand his viewpoint. When we do that we draw closer as human beings, and see our similarities and similar interests.
Many times I’ve started conversation with other Lancers and the first thing the other persons says is:
“Well, I hear you’re a pinko, Paul.”
“Paul, your problem is your hatred of Republicans.”
Ha ha, Those aren’t ways to start a worthwhile conversation and exchange of views. No businessman or business woman or lawyer would ever start a conference or negotiation that way. It would end everything in 2 seconds. We need to have conversations where one person speaks calmly and the other listens. Anger, insult, threats, sarcasm, and mockery have no business in calm discussions between adults. Isn’t that what Miss Elwell, Mrs. Ritner-Simpson, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Linn, Mr. Goveia and Mr. Sayers taught us every day for four years at Sunny Hills.
Let’s begin. If you know my email, write me. Let’s talk like two calm adults.
Do you favor a prohibition on abortion? No? Do you oppose open gun carry anywhere in the US? Or do you oppose it? C’mon. Let’s get started.