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Stuck between Iraq and a Hard Place.
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ADJECTIVE:1. Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme: a moderate price.
2. Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate: a moderate climate.
3. Opposed to radical or extreme views or measures, especially in politics or religion.
NOUN: One who holds or champions moderate views or opinions, especially in politics or religion.

Alright, granted that the dictionary definition is a trite and overused conceit on Livejournal, but it well sums the very few general principles at the core of a moderate.

We, the liberal and conservative moderates of Livejournal, believe that there are no easy answers to the World's political woes. While we may feel that we lean to one side of an issue or the other, we also accept that there are many sides to those issues, and that good people can disagree and still be good people. We are most definitely not politically apathetic, but we also understand that achieving the perfect society lies in discussion and cooperation, and ocassionally, sacrifice and compromise.

This is a forum for the frank and intelligent discussion of the many sides of current events and political issues. It is meant to be a place where liberal and conservative moderates can obtain opposing viewpoints and spark critical debate on questionable and confusing facts, statistics, and expressed opinions. It is also a place to obtain and share independent, uncensored international news that might otherwise be colored by bias.

The Rules:

  • Need it be said? This is a community of moderates. This is not the place to bring your fury, whether it's against the current administration or those protesting it. Partisan bickering of any kind should NOT be fostered or encouraged. Besides, to us, it'll only make you look stupid. Criticism of facts and even opinions is, of course, acceptable, but try to keep your comments civil and personable, and please do you best to stick to the decorum of a formal debate, and avoid arguements of fallacy.

  • Be mindful of the content you post. Try to avoid vulgar language (unless, of course, you are reprinting another article or opinion piece which uses it), questionable pictures, and other content of a potentially objectionable nature. While it's not our intent to censor anyone, many of us read our journals from work, and must be mindful of what our employers and network administrators see us reading.

  • Deliberate flaming, trolling, and other abuse of this community will cause you to be banned, and you will be reported to LJ Abuse. Please contact the moderator, m3rkvry, if you have any concerns along this regard. Suggestions and comments regarding moderation or the community itself are, of course, always welcome.

  • Most importantly, share and enjoy. There's a reason why this is called a community.