In the 1960’s TV show “Dragnet” Sgt. Joe Friday dealt in facts when solving crimes. That is where “just the facts ma’am” originated. You have to have facts so that justice can prevail. Without facts you risk chaos, injustice and worse. It’s OK to have perspective and opinion but when it comes to things that can impact someones life and the lives of others facts should be the only thing that matters. There is very little room for alternative facts when it comes to really important stuff. Your mother would probably punish you for using alternative facts so as an adult those things don’t carry much weight.