When should we argue with a fool or deal with him or her so that credence will not be given to what they say?

The Chicago Tribune columnist article titled: Mike Pence debases the vice presidency; Kamala Harris can elevate, begs the question in my mind about two ancient proverbs that seemingly contradict each other and an idiom to consider.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate the ancient wisdom verses and an idiom to readers need to in their minds whether to decide whether or not to answer the writer’s opinions or argue so as not to give credence to the writer’s opinion.

King Solomon

Answer not a fool according to his folly,

lest you be like him yourself.

Answer a fool according to his folly,

lest he be wise in his own eyes. (Proverbs 26:4,5)


Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder (Ancient Greek Philosophers)

What’s My Point?

The writer implies that Vice President Pence is a lacky to President Trump’s visions and governing policies and Kamala Harris will be an asset to Joe Biden if elected.

However, the proverb leads to beg the question of which team is wiser. For example, two wisemen in agreement or two fools trying to discern issues of governing.

In My Opinion

Anyone who reads this article should also read the two articles in the Source Links Below

You Decide

Are the changes or opinions of the political leaders in agreement with the wise finders of the Constitution of the USA or the failed ideas and experiences in the history of Socialism?

Which is the better alternative team you will vote for in the 2020 election? Meaning which of the political leaders are promoting wise of foolish opinions, that are good and pleasing in your eyes, and for our Nation for the next four yours?

Regards and goodwill blogging/

Source Links

Chicago Tribune August 30, 2020


Got Questions – Proverbs 26:4,5a


Idiom Dictionaryhttps://writingexplained.org/idiom-dictionary/beauty-the-eye-of-the-beholder#:~:text=Beauty%20is%20in%20the%20eye%20of%20the%20beholder,also%20to%20anything%20proposed%20as%20perfect%20and%20desirable.