I've noticed since I've been posting here, one main theme with the types of posts. It comes down to this, IMO. We, posters, are more concerned about putting down each other and labelling other beliefs, than we are with understanding and rationalizing our own beliefs. The posters who consider themselves liberals and conservatives, spend most of their/our time trying to define the beliefs of the others in a negative light. We consistantly forget that everyone on this board is just posting out of their concern for the direction of our country. We all want to be prosperious and happy, but we have different ideas of how to get to that point. I think once we can all accept that neither liberals or conservatives are the bad guy, this forum will be able to hold discussion elevated enough to actually inform someone.