During last weekend’s visit to my family’s house, we broached the subject of politics during lunch (a mortal sin). I am the only one of my particular political persuasion in my family, so as you can imagine I am vastly outnumbered. I tend to be very vocal (albeit respectfully vocal) about my beliefs so things can sometimes be…animated.
I know when the subject of politics comes up that I should just keep things to myself to avoid a debate breaking out at dinner time but I just can’t help myself! I have to be the voice of reason :)
Why do politics arouse such an emotional response from us? Do your family get-togethers ever devolve into a political debate?