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This is one of the best places on the web to discuss American politics, foreign affairs (political, not romatic) This is intended to be a forum for rational discourse and interaction.
President Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying:
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
Please have the courtesy to leave readers room to doubt.
If you are reasonably informed and can post with respect for others then you have found a political discussion home. Members are always welcome if they can follow the other rules. The opinions of non Americans is interesting, but not always relevant to American politics.
Please remember that the political center is not where you are, it is the infinitesimal space between the carefully scripted political claims offered up every four years in the Presidential debates. People who see a gulf between the positions are probably aligned closer to the real interests of one candidate and are comparing their own views to the commentary of their favorite media partisan about the candidate from the opposite party.
Faultline linked to this article by Megan McArdle posting under the alias Jane Galt that explains some good ground rules for posting.
A post which explains why leftists defy rational thought.
The vast majority of the American public views most major media to be closely allied with the democrat party. If you find this to be a vile practice that should result in death or dismemberment then you may not find this discussion forum appropriate. If you deny the liberal bias of the vast majority of the broadcast and print media then you may not find this discussion forum appropriate.
Delusional ramblings, insults, bullying hate speech and trolling are always off topic and can be grounds for time outs or bannishment.
Here is the most innovative solution to the immigration problem I have seen recently.
Obama's real possition of school resource officers:
Here is a post which intelligently discusses Obama's Birth Certificate and Selective Service controversy.
This is a summary of the stages of democracy.