Good God, this place is amazing and scary at the same time, an online forum that's as politically charged as Yahoo! News comment sections (I'm also seeing some of the same usernames). How many robots made it through and have active accounts? I'm hoping it's far fewer than the BS we see in online news, or Youtube, or wherever.
So why am I here? Well, I want to sift through the BS and find out what people believe, politically speaking. I'm way up in the Northwest, so it's hard to reach out and have political conversations with people who you have to share a tight-knit valley with. Needless to say, plenty of Conservatives and Liberals in the area, but we'd probably have a civil war if any of us publicly debated our political philosophies, so an online forum is much safer. So did I come to the right place?
Political ideology for me is pretty simple, "We hold these Truths of be Self Evident that all Men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator certain unalienable rights, that among these is Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness." --Declaration of Independence, July 4th 1776.
That's what I believe is the core of this country, the reason for our existence, and that it's the obligation of every patriot in this country to stand up not just for their own rights, but for the rights of others, whether they be poor or rich, black or white, of every religion, of every nationality, and yes, every political party.
I could go on for centuries about what I believe, but probably not best to lay out all my cards at once.
Thanks for having me, I hope to have fun debating not just the opposition, but some in our own ranks of the left!