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By Lois M. Collins at Desert News
When I headed off to college many years ago, my mom warned me not to let the liberal ideas that float around a university campus change my basic belief system.
My dad told me to embrace all the ideas I could wrap my head around — to listen to disagreements and their individual supporting arguments, to pay attention to ideas that were counter to mine and to walk away more informed and better able to articulate my views on the world. Being wrong and changing one’s mind is not a bad thing, either, he said...