is by always mentioning a party or representative of a party that you present or have previously presented in a negative light. It swings your posts away from the neutral ground of being purely philosophical. It's just my observation of what seems to be a predictable nature. Hopefully that observation will be helpful and not offensive.
political and non-political posts. I have certainly tried to indicate that I wanted to discuss the philosophy behind the ideas, or the implications of an action. I have tried not to misrepresent the issues but to quote from articles verbatim and then discuss the issues.
There are currently two posts on the forum that seem to either misrepresent what the article they refer to, or to engage in flat out political anti-administration rhetoric. With regard to secession, the Republicans have been in control of the agenda since the time of Reagan. Never did Democrats suggest secession as a solution, and even the majority in Texas do not favour secession, so that dog won't hunt. Only Bolsheviks consider 20% a majority. If it's a non-issue in Texas except for the mouthings of the governor then why are we discussing it here in such a politically fraught manner.
C'mon guys, this can be an enormously enjoyable place to discuss things, but politics, and extremist politics like secession will only lead to losing the forum as a place to chat.
Robert T. Boyter