“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ~ Ronald Reagan ~
FSM is a diverse group of people. We are different races, different religions, different sex, different political ideas, and yet, for the most part, we all get along. Our purpose is to learn from each other, not to call each other names. We learn nothing when all we do is complain to like minded individuals. We learn nothing if all we do is mimic what the media and politicians want us to say. Our job here is to research everything and verify facts. We then share that information for all to see, whether it is good or bad. We debate issues when opinions replace facts. Sometimes we convince each other to change our opinion, sometimes we simply agree to disagree. Either way, we respect our friends on the right and the left.
If you ever have an issue in our group you can reach a staff member for assistance. You can see staff listed on the right side of this page as Host and cohosts. Michael A. is the owner and host. If anything should happen, Sandra S. is the cohost and backup owner. Our group works differently than most. Staff works as a team and votes on issues. Anyone who would like to be considered for a staff position should notify with Michael A. or Sandra S. What we look for are people who like to post and can keep a cool head when taunted.
We welcome new members, so invite your friends! But understand we are strict on the idea of having conversation, not name calling matches. We believe in free speech. However, many people don't understand what that means. The US Constitution, in the 1st amendment, spells out our right to free speech. That free speech is for you to be able to say anything about the govt without fear of retaliation. It does not mean you can walk into someone's home and start being rude all you want without being asked to leave. This group is a private group and as such is like our home. You are free to speak your mind as long as you are not directly and intentionally insulting others. If you do, you will be given a warning and if you continue you will be invited to leave. It is possible to debate issues with opposing sides without resorting to name calling or belittling one another. We do it weekly in here. If you need assistance, feel free to contact any staff member for assistance and we will do our best to help your situation.
We recently had a situation where it became clear we must post our rules where they can always be seen instead of you simply agreeing to them when you register for FSM. Our rules are simple, everything Care2 says in their terms of service, plus we expect everyone to respect the thoughts and ideas of others. No matter what political party you are, no matter what religion you are, you will be shown respect for your opinions because opinions rarely can be proven. We have had many lively debates on facts. Share your facts along with a source to back it up. We don't expect you to believe us just because we said it and we expect the same from you. Try to remember to identify your opinion as an opinion instead of stating as a fact. These simple rules are in place to make FSM a place for information, debates, and friendship. Any post that does not comply to Care2 TOS or our group rules, is subject for deletion. While hosts are not responsible for any posts other than their own, they do have final say. RARELY does FSM delete a post or lock a thread! We only do so to protect our group and the poster. Feel free to contact any of our hosts if you have a question or suggestion! Please come in and have a great time!
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