I do enjoy talking about politics. I do enjoy supporting the candidates of my choosing. I do enjoy reading other peoples opinions and understanding what issues they feel are important and how others feel the best course to achieve them is. I also feel that most people want the same thing; it's just the route that gets there that varies from person to person.
I've decided to try a little experiment today and possibly tomorrow. To open a blog where politics can be discussed, but since I've seen no other blog that has been successful, I hold little faith I can and so I have set up a series of rules that my little pea brain feels may have a chance for success.
Consider the opponent of the person you support, is darn near perfect and you need to show everyone why your candidate is better. There's nothing negative you can say about the opponent, but even so you feel the candidate you support is better. Show us what qualities, what positionsyour candidate holds, what values or character the possess that proves they are the better choice.
You can only post support for the candidate of your choosing, you cannot say anything negative about the opponents you do not support. You cannot disguise negative comments in your posts either. Please do not try to be clever.
If you do not agree with someone then you can only use two words "I disagree" and only reference the post number, not the person, and then you must explain why your candidate’s position differs from that opinion and not allow it to become negative towards the other.
If they typical Troll comes in, you may not respond to them. You must trust that each person who reads this blog has enough sense to realize the troll posting is an idiot and also trust that I, when I can, will apply the "Bloggal Ban of Authority"
Three easy rules, and the idea is to have each one prove the worth of the candidate, not that the candidate you choose is worthy only because the other candidate is not. It's time to turn a negative process into something positive.
I will temporarily ban anyone that cannot follow these rules or at my discretion pull the blog if it tumbles into the unholy hell of typical political blogs.
Finally, I love my country. I love the spirit of the people I share it with and while I may find fault with things of the past, present and future, I do believe that although sometimes slowly, we as a country end up getting it right. When you look back over the almost 250 year history of the United States of America we've had our moments, we wear our blemishes and our scars, but over all, we stand proud of where we stand and who we are.