I support the mods RIGHT to guard the DP's reputation...Submitted by PatriotsUnderGod on Sat, 04/27/2013 - 16:50
Let it be said that I support the mods/owner of this website when they choose to slap down whomever they want, whenever they want, for public image reputation, no matter what course they want to set, goals they want to achieve, or butts they want to kiss(advertising revenue:) in the SAME free will manner Jesse Benton can go work for Mitch McConnell!
I push the envelope here, I try to stir things up, I like direct speech, and some I definitely hope to offend in hopes I wake them up to what I believe is truth. We are; either as a voting bloc, a movement, or a website(family) a COLLECTIVE!
We're the "Ron Paul Republicans", the "Liberty Movement", the "Daily Paulers", or just referenced as "over at the DP"...So many organizations do indeed start out well,then they gain popularity and either run with it and remain separated, or, stike a balance(goal accomplished) and conform. In any case, there is/was a "head". I don't care if it's Facebook, Coca-Cola, Occupy, the Southern Baptist Convention, Infowars, Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton College, or the Daily Paul!
They, the "feet of clay leadership", can do what they want for their reputation's sake; the "head", the founder(s)...and when they cast you out(like the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan did to me soon after my 2008 run for State Representative under their banner for challenging the depth of knowledge some of those disgruntled/disenfranchised "Christian Republicans" had), we have to consider it as a teaching lesson! "before honor, there must be humility".
We're all obviously free to try to crank something up on our own and take a following with us, and that's the same risk the site owners probably took with a "if you want something done right, do it yourself" entreprenurial vision. Some may think Michael Nystrom hit the lottery here...well...GOOD FOR HIM!
So, for the record, I don't believe any of the decisions made to kill a post, or ban a member, is done arbitrarily with ZERO effort and discussion, or an agonizing comparison between their posts and their guidelines.
The latest Boston Bombing has indeed sent us into a national psychological tizzy! The long term goal however, outweighs the immediate blame game; in that the obvious physics of 9/11 that blow holes in the official story are(as we all know), still a truth many Americans know, but are afraid to call the greatest tyrannical blow upon a free people in all of human history publicly, at work, church, or family gatherings. And I think this forum carries this contentious MSM-scorned torch remarkably well to date; despite the national reputation "truthers" have as a collective!
I am here for the long haul; no matter how many times I want to tell those who downvote me(as though they represent the whole of the DP) to go suck an egg and wallow in their self-deception and hatred of the Bible known inside and out by our framers and founders like John Locke and Blackstone; I too have to be considerate and REASONABLE and admit we all have our diverse backgrounds and individual experiences that we bring to this noble battle to replace politicians with Statesmen at ALL costs!(c'mon...the "man in the arena" speech!)
Ron Paul's endorsement of Mark Sanford gave me hope again, that the GOAL is the same; and although I present myself as one resident Bible-thumper who presumably would be painted as one who could NEVER, should NEVER accept or allow that man to serve in representative government again, I see, and am encouraged to heed Ron Paul's wisdom; "he is the BEST candidate in the race", and he can be trusted to cast the right votes if elected to a "second chance".
I think we should all check our emotions at the keyboard, and make an effort to tone it down if we know ahead of time our unique individual perspective/theory might be received as fringe or from an extreme minority opinion of disgust for government(that necessary evil).
For those overly-frustrated, by all means, do your own thing separate from the DP if you think you can do it better than those who finance this awesome sounding board and stream valve for Liberty!
Those who stay, I don't think we've lost our way in blind allegiance to the "ego" of the "management" whom some are convinced have made a transition in reaction to some success, whereby they're in it for the love of money now! Heck, they may be; good for them if they're doing what they love, and don't consider it "work"...welcome to free market capitalism 101.
Let's not pile on the mods, or the owner, everytime they make a disciplinary management move. Who's to say any one of us can never be vulnerable to the same "pull", common to man; to taste success as your dream takes off, and then become guarded in protecting your perceived reputation?
Most of us will "fight to the death" for the restoration of this Republic, but as Ron Paul said; "you can't turn an aircraft carrier around on a dime". It's gonna be a long battle, gang; so get some thick skin to stave off criticism and correction from every side.
This website, to me, has a respectable reputation on a national stage BECAUSE it is predominantly a huge host to some EXCELLENT tempered opposition on it's face to the vast public; but, as many have commented since the bombing especially, we've been overrun with antagonistic, immature, anonymous blowhards with some ridiculous and outrageous wild-eyed conspiracy theories, and some of those posts I believe have prompted Michael Nystrom to lament publicly that if the balance tips too far towards the absurd and unhelpful, it won't be worth the effort to keep this site up and running through the 2014 midterm elections!
Don't be THAT guy!... that pushes Michael(or the website) over the edge!