Talk:Mark Kirk

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Stroke and Changes in Political views

There are no sources that state a stroke will cause a change in political views. Since you support it, then you are responsible for finding a citation. If after 1 week of this message, you do not provide a citation from a trustworthy source that strokes cause a change in political views, then I will remove it. brenden 13:48, 17 June 2013 (EDT)

There are plenty of sources that show a stroke can affect the brain in all sorts of ways. Both cognitively [1] including problem solving issues, which can be political, as well as personality-wise [2]. It even specifically mentions "guilt, despair, anger, shame and depression" exactly what homosexuals suffer from. AngusT 19:51, 17 June 2013 (EDT)
The articles you cited do not support the assumption that strokes change your political views. brenden 19:53, 17 June 2013 (EDT)
You're right. I'm sure he embraced two of the most ridiculous notions we've ever come across based on logic and reason. Strokes can affect the way you think. Your political views are an important aspect of a person's thinking; maybe even the most important. Why would they be exempt from such changes? AngusT 19:58, 17 June 2013 (EDT)
Exactly what I was about to write. If stroke impairs one's judgement then surely there's a very likely chance that a stroke victims will make bad political decisions. - Markman 19:59, 17 June 2013 (EDT)
The articles you cited states that strokes can impair cognition, and/or spark personality issues. It does not say anything about politics. Political views are created from a variety of factors, and a stroke seems like a very imprecise factor in changing a person's political views, especially on something as specific as gay marriage. brenden 20:47, 17 June 2013 (EDT)