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To: fatima
The set mathematics doesn't work here. We are all conservatives. Some conservatives on FR hold a position on a particular issue, lets call them set A. Some others on FR disagree on this particular issue, lets call them set B. Outside of that issue, A and B agree on, lets say 80+% of the issues. Does that make a forum established by B to discuss these issues amongst themselves without having to talk to A anti-A? That is what you are asserting, and it's silly and not in the mutual interest of both A and B.
897 posted on 10/26/2006 10:59:13 PM PDT by ml1954 (ID = Case closed....no further inquiry allowed...now move along.)
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To: ml1954

forum established by B-and, more: many of us have been defending and advocating the political conservative movement in places elsewhere than FR, elsewhere than the conservative clique on the internet, in places where intelligent and thoughtful people who are independent, or libertarian, or merely centrist, or *gasp!* somewhat to the left of center.

I am one such conservatism-apologist.
Greek and Ironbear can attest to that fact.
I've actually managed to have some small effect, to induce some reexamination. among literate and intellectually honest moderates and leftists, of their beliefs.
And I have long defended political conservatism against the anti-science (and incipient theocracy) charge.

but... now...

Now, this day, I must say that the way FR (and, all too much, the GOP) has been trending over the last year or so makes me feel like I have been made into a liar.

It is difficult, when made into a liar, to refrain from hating those who have turned your good works to evil and falsity.
I'm managing the trick, thus far, but it is definitely a strain.


910 posted on 10/26/2006 11:08:22 PM PDT by fatima
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