by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth
This site, and by extension its proprietor, is a stanch fiscal conservative. By we means balancing the national budget and spending the national treasure (of course this means taxpayer dollars) in the best interest of the legal citizens of the United States of America as determined by their elected representatives in Congress. Our democratic republic was designed to do just that. However, in order to accomplish that proper goal of government the influence of money and special interests must be eradicated, a subject for another day.
Partisan politics in the extreme supported by the strategy of personal attack politics and take no prisoners mentality has become the order of the day and nowhere is it more prevalent than the internet, particularly on right wing sites. Yes there certainly are left leaning sites that are guilty of extreme partisanship and irrational conclusions based on personal bias etc., but, after nearly 5 and 1/2 years blogging I have found by far more conservative sites engaging in personal attacks against liberals, outright slander, bigotry, racism, and unethical behavior than liberal progressive sites doing the same.
A rational person can only conclude that personal attacks and the rest are simply the symptoms of an individual, or a subset within a culture or broader society that lacking substantive argument in support of their position, as well as being fearful of changing times resorts to personal attack, slander, and outright lies, in an attempt to gain support and preserve that which they are comfortable with. Their lack of intellectual honesty and the willful attempt to destroy a person through slander and character assassination apparently is of no consequence to them.
While this site, and its proprietor advocates and supports true fiscal responsibility and true conservative fiscal policy, zero special interest, open competitive economic policy with a reasonable degree of regulation etc. it also strongly believes that America as a whole must rise above partisan politics and that all legal citizens must be heard and represented. Now here's the rub, in order to achieve this it means our liberal brothers and sisters must be heard and listened to by us just as we expect them to hear and listen to us.
If this nation is to survive and prosper another 200 plus years it must get beyond the present day take no prisoners and winner take all mentality. Since I am a fiscal conservative as well as a social libertarian I believe hat true rational conservatives and libertarians must lead the way in any effort to get beyond our present dismal situation. In plain talking language this means we must clean up our own backyard before going after others. There is a lot of cleaning up to do.
After witnessing over the last few days some very nasty and slanderous right wing site going after honest and sincere American liberals this site has decided enough is enough. In the effort to expose conservative/libertarian sites who slander, demean, and otherwise attempt to destroy the character of those they simply disagree with yet present no proof of their slanderous claims they will be exposed here.
The first two sites deemed deserving of exposure for their slander, bigotry, racism. and other unethical behavior are; Who's Your Daddy, and FreeThinke. In perusing these sites one of the two has scrubbed the most vile and damaging comments. Hopefully this is an indication the site proprietor has suddenly grown a conscience and the sites behavior will become honorable, as a conservative site should be. At any rate these sites represent the worst in conservative sites, at least at the present. As this site scours the bowels of conservative sites to uncover the unethical sites in right blogistan it is anticipated more, perhaps many, will surface. They will be exposed as this is necessary if conservatism is to regain the high ground. We must root out our own bad actors if we are to ever again be a majority party,