My First DP BirthdaySubmitted by A-B--B-A on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 03:39
I want to say thank you to all you guys and gals here, even the few of you I've butted heads with. You all have given me intellectual food the past year and one week I couldn't have gotten anywhere else offline and online. When I reflect on the year, I'm amazed at what I've learned about Ron Paul and freedom.
It's been a comfort to me to not only be aware people such as you are out there but that I get to communicate with you, a communication whose fuel is the want for truth, the state through which good is produced. When I read the Daily Paul, I see individuals who care about truth and because of that care, consequently they care about life. No other congregation of individuals has inspired me to "pick up the pen" in hope to return to my love, to write and edit, especially in the face of adversity, something I've written about on here and what some of you are aware of because you've read my commentary on it. Whatever side you took on that adversity, I'm glad for it. I forged my acumen and extended my tolerance against your opposition and I walked with you in self education if you commented to learn or offered help.
To whomever I offended because of my attention to detail, I meant not to offend you but to keep my mind sharp and to prevent myself from forgetting details about the work I did before that adversity pulled me away from it. As well, I meant to impart knowledge on people reading this website. I assume each RPer wants to be correct and that if he concludes he isn't correct, he will learn what is correct. Being correct will help him in his interactions with people who have yet to learn freedom and in his debates against freedom's opponents. The RPer must be a sentinel for truth. Each free man and woman should want to attain truth, which requires knowing language bodily and linguistically. Whatever language's form, it is the explicit and specific form of logic and it could be argued language is logic's partner or if not its partner then its first product.
I started reading the DP in 2008. I read it regularly in '09 then almost daily in '10, '11 and this year. Almost daily? Yeah, once in a while I'll miss a day because I get busy. Otherwise, I read it every day. What a heckuva learning experience you all have provided me.
Thank you for the wonderful first year, my fellow DPers. I'm happy to begin my second DP year and look forward to many, many more happy years. The Daily Paul is the best website bar none. It's a place where free men and women gather voluntarily to give their ideas and engage in discourse to learn, the practice grounds for the good fight. Let us continue that fight, a fight we all recognize that must happen -- and is happening. I can't think of a better place than the DP to act on that recognition. To you the DPer, thank you. *hat tip*