People who answer only yes and no to questions of understanding or beliefs tend to be Puritan caricature wannabes. They seem to be operating under the notion that a ‘hostile witness’ approach to ethics represents some sort of glorified purity from the ghetto of the gray abstraction of day to day life .
Let's be honest, most of us are moody when it comes to principles.
Them: “Do you support democracy?”
Beware those who don’t use qualifiers!