Originally posted by trumptman
Delude yourself all you want.
Nick, even if I knew nothing of your political views, your debating etiquette is enough to make me despise you.
I have the utmost respect for people who are willing to admit their own mistakes. The smartest people Ive ever met are, ironically, also those who admit their mistakes. Were talking Nobel Prize winners. Ive seen a handful of them speak and all of them were introspective, the first to point out their own errors.
You made mistakes when composing your thoughts for posting to this board. I do it all the time. Everybody does. The question is, are you willing to admit to this incredibly minor error? Nobody would think less of you for doing so. But instead, you claim that it is the readers mistake for not recognizing a three sentence long typo.
If you are so unwilling to admit this casual error, why should we trust your stances on significant issues? Admitting to mistaken judgment about more important issues would certainly be more difficult.
Everyone makes mistakes but youre unwilling to even admit to the most trivial of errors. Now I see that you have no hope of ever changing your views on things like the war in Iraq. Youd better hope your initial judgments are always correct, otherwise youll forever hold incorrect views.I make mistakes.
Now see, wasnt that easy?
Now Im free to re-analyze my political stances when presented with new evidence.
You should strive for the same.