You're certainly entitled to your opinions. I'll give you that, at least.
But to save myself from the possibility of being banned, I'm giving this up. I understand my views are in the minority on this site, so I'll not push any more buttons. I take comfort in the number of like-minded individuals that have approached me privately after reading my views and have voiced their opinions, where they certainly couldn't publicly for fear of ridicule and scorn. Those those members, I thank you for letting me know I'm not the only one, and we're not alone in this.
Enjoy the Politics threads, ladies and gentlemen. I plan on staying out of them.
The "silent majority," I take it?
Seriously, no one is going to ban you for being Right of center. I think what's going on here is that you are not used to your postings being fact-checked and cross-examined. This isn't like many partisan political boards, where people just post whatever and get cheered on. Criticism is
robust here (even if rigorous moderation does tend to temper use of the Socratic method with mandatory etiquette). Post something with links and people will follow the links and examine and weigh them--and not all sources and links are equal. Post something with no cites or sources that sounds like it came out of your ass, and you will
be called on that.
And yes, "Fox News" conservatives are a minority here. They also are in America itself, much as they would like to believe otherwise. But as you've no doubt picked up on, many users here are poor freethinkers, who are not going to be hoodwinked into fawning all over the wealthy elite or thinking that multibillion-dollar megacorporations have their best interests at heart. There are also quite a few folks here with libertarian leanings, who are
generally supportive of the free market, but who 1) don't have a dog in the "moral" fights of the Right, 2) nor in the "Obama is an American-hating MUSLIM!!!1!!1" rhetoric, and 3) also think the rich are beyond rich enough and that there ought to be limits on the unhealthy influence corporations have on the American political process. To put it another way, many folks here tend to approach the libertarian corner from the Left, valuing social and sexual freedom over economic freedom, rather than from the Right (i.e., the Tea Party, which holds the freedom of billionaires buying elections to be more important than that of homosexuals who want to get married).
But there's still room for Fox News conservatives here. I think you just need to be a little more focused. Rather than broadsides and jeremiads, try posting on specific, tangible issues. Provide cites and data from reputable sources (not YouTube videos) to support your specific assertions. And be able to accept criticism, and respond to it with something other than, "I can't respond, I'm going to get banned." No offense, but that makes it sound like you're trying to play the martyr.
Just my two coppers' worth...