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Old 10-09-2019, 07:36 PM
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Funny, when I read the moderated comment, I thought it was a great way to elicit an interesting counter-argument.

If someone says, "You do think finding the facts is important, don't you?" that potentially leads into a worthwhile response. For example, "Of course I do, but what you are suggesting is not going to uncover the facts, because..." Or perhaps, "You are missing the point; upholding procedures take precedence over fact-finding in this situation because if we destroy precedent, then ..."

Whatever. If someone said that to me, and I had genuine beliefs and arguments contrary to those of the person directing the comment at me, I'd be genuinely motivated to respond constructively. (To be fair, though, I personally virtually never participate in debates here, so what I would think or do is not much of a data point.)
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