My point is: this is exactly why people who call themselves "conservative" shouldn't go around assuming that everyone on the other side of politics is necessarily against all of their causes.
Agreed. The opposition can divide our cause without our assistance. I have to come to realize over the years just how difficult is is to keep the peace among groups of people with a common interest and major differences. I have seen untold numbers of situations wherein a group of people are in 99% agreement on every major issue, yet will easily divide themselves along that 1%.
It is much more difficult to keep the peace amongst such a diverse group of people as the membership of TFL. Especially considering that on forums directed at the other "hot button" issues, many of us would be on opposite sides. Considering those difficulties, on the whole, the moderators and members do a remarkable job of maintaining civility.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.