This is a mostly political forum that exists to reclaim the idea that life isn’t politics and politics isn’t life. We seek to defend and celebrate the small, the settled, the personal, the practical and the private against those who wish to exalt government, central planning, rigid ideology, utopia and experts. We believe first in God and seek to live our lives under His wisdom. We support the American experiment as lived out practically by real people over the past 200 plus years. We know that a life lived among friends and family dedicated to doing what’s right in the moment and for the long-term is a life worth living. If you believe these things too, think you could, or are just interested, we welcome you to the Shire.