Thanks for reading. I'm glad you ask--I agree with you that sometimes you have to stand for what is right, even if it means losing friends. I think Trump supporters have a misplaced faith that they will one day regret, and I speak from personal experience.

To me, there is an important difference between standing behind principles that are self-evident on the one hand, and blind faith in a person or god whose intentions you can't know on the other. You are right to stand your ground against dangerous conspiracy theories and human rights abuses, even if it costs you some friends.

Many Trump supporters, however, are standing not for principles but for a person, and they're ruining their relationships in the process. I thinks that is a mistake.

Of course, I've been wrong several times today already. I'm certain there are ways to approach the intersection of friends and politics that I haven't considered. Maybe someone who reads this will fill me in?

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