Originally Posted by sbm1001
I'm really bothered by some of the things I'm seeing here on MDC. I've been here for a while now, mainly hanging out in the pg forums, but am just beginning to see there seems to be a lot of liberal parents on these boards.
Yeah, it bothers me at times. On the political front, I just don't engage anymore. After being called a racist recently.
: If you know me you would know how far from true that is. This bunch of people were calling the actions of people they didn't know anything about in another country racist, and I was trying to defend it somewhat, and then a few people from the actual country jumped in and confirmed that these other MDC members had no idea what was really going on, and guess what? It wasn't racist, they were missing some facts. I was right. So now, I just stay away from anything that I know I would disagree with. There are actually a lot more conservatives here than you would imagine, but we tend to keep quiet about it. We PM each other sometimes.
I say, just stay away from what bothers you.
Maggie, as far as what you quoted that made you sick: I certainly don't agree with the sad language, but I would agree with the philosophy-- if you had to choose, it's better to have people dying in another country than over here. Gosh, there I go being racist again. Anyway, we believe our first responsibility (as in the BOM days as well) is to protect home and family and our home nation. Of course, our next responsibility would be to try to achieve peace. That's why I'm all for a strong military. Peace through superior firepower is the only way to maintain peace against unreasonable extremists from any nation. Again, this is the same way they did it in the BOM-- with strong military and strong defenses. Oh, and a godly nation. That's definitely part of the eqauation, too. That's the part we as a nation are starting to have a problem with.
Well, I have to go start my day. I'll be back later.