How are you getting along these days? My family and I keep you and FR in our prayers.
Can I ask a quick question?
Do we have defined anywhere on FR a list of core beliefs that we support as an organization?
The reason I ask is that I increasingly see posts from what I call “liberaltarians” that seem very contrary to FR has traditionally stood for. These are not ‘libertarians’ who have something of a conservative perspective and with who we are united by our common desire for limited government. These are essentially liberals, and I suspect some may even be DU trolls, that continually post (nearly to the point of harassment) about the need to legalize drugs and support same-sex marriage, etc., which are ideological beliefs that I also thought were anathema to our conservatism.
If you check the posts of someone like “JustSayNoToNannies” you’ll see that almost the entire effort of the posts is not to discuss but to beat-down FReepers with the idea that ‘true conservatism’ supports not only legalizing drugs but, essentially, lifting all cultural restrictions on individual behavior, which to me results in cultural anarchy, and as we all know, an anarchic situation is always very short-lived and quickly replaced by the iron-fist of the State, which is why conservatives believe in voluntarily restraint of individual behavior that could result in the destruction of enough individual lives as to cause societal decay.
Any guidance you could provide on this issue I’d greatly appreciate. I don’t want to get in shouting matches here, but if someone seems to be pushing an agenda contrary to what FR stands for, I’m going to call them on it.
Thanks, and God bless.