How do I know if my argument is persuasive?

Republicans these days sound a lot like the worst of the worst progressives.

Here is a guide to help you recognize if you are being awful:

(1) Do you think that everyone who disagrees with you is not only wrong, but demonstrating a moral failing?

(2) Do you believe that you need to shut down the free speech of others, that people should be physically or electronically denied an audience until they get on message?

(3) Do you believe that people who disagree with you should be physically forced to comply with your opinions? That they should be punished, financially or by forfeiting their lifestyle, if they continue to disagree with you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, congratulations, your arguments are not persuasive and you should perhaps consider the possibility that you are wrong.

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