My mom once said that no one should discuss politics or religion out in public. I began go see what she meant one day when I was out and about and someone brought up Ronald Reagan and said what a great president he was. I bit my tongue. I really bit it hard when he just went on and on about this paragon of virtue that I could not stand, being the die hard democrat that I am. I wanted to punch this guys face. But I held on. No use getting charged with assault and battery while attending a church dinner. My pastor would not like that. (Neither would the good Lord).
You see I am an old time democrat. I am anti abortion and anti gun control. ( please, no lectures on either one of them. Just stating how I feel and lectures would be wasted on me.)I have voted for a republican when the time was right and the man was right for the job.
Discussing politics is great if you are willing to accept the fact the person you are talking to is entitled to his opinion and let it go. Trying to change their mind while they are trying to shout you down just does not work. It only makes both of you look like fools.