Five Questions to Civilly Pose to Your Liberal Friends


by David Bahnsen

If I were being totally honest, I would say that it has not been my experience that very many left-leaning folks in this country want to have an honest dialogue on the key issues that separate left from right. This is particularly true amongst the academically credentialed leftists I have encountered who presumably know they have nothing to gain by exposing their worldview or ability to defend it. However, the vast majority of us know some in our rolodex of friends and co-workers who are naturally inclined towards a more left-wing, pro-Democratic party stance/platform, and yet are willing to engage and discuss the various issues that separate us. This article is intended for your discussions with these people, for whom I believe these questions may be useful in their attempts to think through their political worldview, or your attempts to engage them in such. This article is not intended as a device to make an argument in and of itself – these are real questions – not answers. Hopefully, they are as thought-provoking as I intended them. I could have used twenty questions but I kept it simple with five. I would not bother with that crowd of closed-minded smugsters who don’t warrant your time; but maybe just one person may challenge their own understanding of the real socio-political and socio-economic environment we find ourselves in today.

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