After considerable discussion and by popular demand, we have decided to open up The Soapbox, formerly The Pulpit to all members. This will be the place to start threads, of a political nature, where no source link and quote are required. You do not have to be a VIP to start a thread.
However, any thread started must be of original content (not something based on a specific event). In other words, the purpose of this is to present an opinion on something to foster debate. Again, we will lock any thread started that is simply a title and something along the lines of, "discuss" as the opinion. Make sure the topic is something people will want to debate.
Remember that the rules still apply even though no link and quote is required.