I know that we have many flavors of conservative here. Do we have any rules on who we exclude? This is not for the sock and the scientist, this is for all of us, the people who form the Ratburger community. It is we who decide whom to include and whom to exclude.
Now, Ratburger is a right-wing, conservative site. I will fight tooth and nail to ensure that remains the case, to avoid invoking Conquest’s Second Law.
Any organization not explicitly and constitutionally right-wing will sooner or later become left-wing.
(I note with some irony that I linked to National Review, which seems like it is following the 2nd and 3rd laws – that post is from Derbyshire) However, what does that mean for Ratburger?
I know several people who are not Republican or even conservative, but might enjoy this site. Moreover, they have knowledge that might benefit Ratburghers, such as preparedness and urban architecture. Should I invite them? The most liberal of the group is around David Rubin level. Should they expect a torch & pitchfork mob if they come by here?
More broadly, how do you maintain a conservative organization without being obsessed with purity tests?