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Gutfeld: How to Avoid Politics Around the Holidays

Dear friends, Merry Christmas.

The United States of America is meant to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. But are we brave? If we can’t sit down to a family dinner during the holidays and peacefully discuss our political ideas without disowning each other, if we can’t discuss ideas rationally, respectfully, and with the assumption that the people nearest and dearest to us are well-meaning, even if we disagree with them, then how brave are we really?

It’s true — even the most even-tempered of us know that not everyone is rational when it comes to politics. We know that politics can lead to violence, even if it’s just verbal, even if we don’t deserve it.

But if you’re not brave enough to tell the truth, to tell it calmly and gracefully, despite the possible consequences, then you are missing an important component of the American spirit. We are free because our ancestors faced the unknown. They maintained faith in God and the goodness of their fellow travelers. Many of them suffered and died.

Compared to their trials, ours are a stroll in the park. Do not be afraid to state your earnest convictions this holiday season. Stand up for what you believe in. But do it with grace and genteelness.

But, if you just can’t bring yourself to tell your dear auntie you support Trump, Greg Gutfeld has a few tips to help you keep your dignity. Maybe. 


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