Originally Posted by dgerm
He made a personal attack on you because you shoved words in his mouth that he never even came close to saying. He has proven to be the more tactful member over you BY FAR for stopping posting. You are immaturely refusing to apologize over an irrelevant point, and that is why I have lost respect for you, and agree that the politics ban is a good idea
You're not thinking far enough back. The personal attack I am referring to is when he stated it would not be nice to give his opinion of my mental capacity:
Originally Posted by SecretSquirrel
Wow... you name those entities as examples of the government doing right?
You're not even worth my time responding. I'll be nice for the forum's sake and just end my participation of this discussion rather than telling you what I think of your brain capacity.
which was well before I made the statement you refer to.
And I'm not concerned with tact. Tact and maturity have nothing to do with this. You want me to stop stating my positions because you disagree with them, and you're trying to mask that opinion behind supposed high-road words like "tact" and "maturity".
No, tact and maturity would've been not making any references to anyone's mental capacity (which I NEVER did) and simply discussing the subject of the thread (which I DID do, until snapped at). What is angering people here is that I am standing by my opinions and points and providing basis for them, even though they don't care for them. Time was, this was a free country. I suppose it's not a free internet.
I'm not out to win popularity points, I'm out to discuss, as I have said many times. I look forward to a spirited discussion of the topic of governmental involvement in health care IF we get there, and IF it is permitted.