This. Thank you. As someone who believes that political points of view are fluid, I find that anytime is questioned and they get mad about why you dared to ask them why they believe what they believe, you’re not dealing with a rational person.
I’m not asking you why you believe what you believe to piss you off; I’m wanting to know more about why you believe so strongly about a thing, in the hopes of possibly learning something from you.
This is why I find it dangerous to be totally immersed in a culture of people who think and believe the way you do; it’s been my experience that asking “why” someone believed what they did was tantamount to an admission of ignorance on your part, as well as evidence you weren’t a ‘true believer’ who’s with the program.