One thing that’s been sorely missing in this divided, heavily politicized atmosphere we’ve long been immersed in is the art of respectful, one on one debate, because that’s the way the Left prefers it. If you can succeed at shutting out opposition, you win by default; consequently Democrats tend to be stingy with their time when it comes to political debates and conservative speakers are banned on college campuses.
The word “fantasy” isn’t often associated with the word “debate,” but the thought of watching some of the Left’s leading spokespeople go head to head with their critics is the stuff that people like myself dream about. If you’ve got a few minutes to spare, take a look at this highly entertaining series of exchanges between Christian historian, David Barton, and Jon Stewart from a May, 2011 episode of The Daily Show, as posted on the blog, The Right Scoop:
I’ll leave it to the reader to decide who got the better of who in that informative exchange, but that’s what respectful debate looks like, and we don’t see enough of it despite living in a time where it would be easy to arrange.
So who would you like to see debate? Here’s a few that I thought might be interesting:
On climate change:
Former U.S. Vice President and poser, Al Gore vs. the renowned atmospheric physicist, Richard Lindzen
On the Constitution:
Professor of constitutional law, Barack Obama vs. Senator Ted Cruz
On the role of the federal government:
Senator Elizabeth Warren vs. conservative radio host, Mark Levin
What match-ups would you like to see?