First Empathy for others
The Muslims say you can spread Jihad holy war by fighting, by giving cash to the fighters and by words to support the jihad.
I try and fight for the less fortunate here because well not for ” there but for the grace of God go I”.
Not because it makes good economic sense and leads to a stronger society.
But because I want too.
(If the Lake ever gets a set of core principles or mission statement I want that in:)
I would rather lose with my friends fighting for whats Right, Just and most of all to help people than win win with people I don’t like just to make myself richer or hurt others.
Next as far as how to comment at the Lefty Blogs goes
I think the rules should be
Do not expect free speech to ever mean I get to say what ever I want and attempts to argue with me with facts are an attack on my free speech.
Instead expect to argue as much as you want strong argument makes both sides work harder to develop their ideas and makes us better than the Righty blogs which tolerate no dissent.
Please remember to attack the ideas not the person because that is an attack on free speech. Try to use the best news sources you can find when challenged give links and quotes when challenged about your facts and be willing to admit that yes even you can sometimes be wrong:)