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Dear

Dear,

I have been thinking about you a lot recently.

I noticed you haven't been around, and I've missed you. There is another existential crisis going on at the DP, in case you haven't noticed. Soul searching and bellyaching, this time because I've been cracking down on the sloppiness.

But oh no, everyone thinks they've got a right to post at the DP. This is what drives me crazy, as you know. It is like they learned nothing - NOTHING! - from Ron Paul! These ignorant funks don't understand that the First Amendment applies to the government. They think that if I shut them down, that I'm violating their First Amendment right.

I ban them from the DP and they get mad. Pussies. Do they have any concept of what GOVERNMENT censorship looks like? Did you see this in today's Times?

In February 2012, a Saudi poet and journalist, Hamza Kashgari, published three tweets about the Prophet Muhammad:

“On your birthday, I will say that I have loved the rebel in you, that you’ve always been a source of inspiration to me, and that I do not like the halos of divinity around you. I shall not pray for you.”

“On your birthday, I find you wherever I turn. I will say that I have loved aspects of you, hated others, and could not understand many more.”

“On your birthday, I shall not bow to you. I shall not kiss your hand. Rather, I shall shake it as equals do, and smile at you as you smile at me. I shall speak to you as a friend, no more.”

He claimed afterward that he was “demanding his right” to freedom of expression and thought. He found little public support, was condemned as an apostate, and there were many calls for his execution. He remains in jail.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/opinion/sunday/whither-moral-courage.html?pagewanted=2&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

But I can't blame them. There was a time when I thought the same thing, thanks the the public education that I am (was) a product of.

I'm just so freaking tired of explaining the same thing over and over. It is wearing me out.

But then I think, 'How many thousands of time has Ron Paul explained the same thing without losing his temper? With kindness and grace?'

And I wonder, if I can do better.

- - - - -

My greatest challenge is maintaining compassion and love in my heart for those who attack me, the DP, and just the concept of Liberty itself. Instead of being angry at them, to forgive them for they know not what they do. Instead of seeing the worst in them, to see the best in them, like Dr. Paul: That they are good hearted people with misguided beliefs.

If there is something to emulate in Dr. Paul, it is his kind, patient, encouraging manner of teaching.

Wasn't there a time for us - for all of us - that it sounded foreign, and we didn't understand it either?

Anyway, hope you're well. And hope to see you round the site again.

Love,
Michael

p.s. I'll be taking a vacation starting May 3 (my 45th birthday!) (OMG - is this over the hill?) for a couple of weeks. Samantha is taking me on a cruise. It is one of the best values in vacationing - everything's included. You go into the restaurant, and there are no prices on the menu. Its like you died and went to heaven. (Though in some ways it is depressing too, if you allow yourself to be depressed by it.)

I'll let you know how it goes.

- MAN



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no homo..

but I love you man. :)

The DailyPaul is the best site on the internet.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

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Michael, rest assured that life is only just beginning. Chin up, smile a lot, just don't take crap from no one ;-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Dear,

Much love to you on your birthday, wishes for a prosperous, healthy, fun filled year. Have an incredible adventure! All is well in DP land....fret not, stress not.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Happy Birthday, Michael (in advance)!

Hey, if ladies can have children when they are the same age as you, you are not over the hill yet! (Besides, 60 seems to be the new 40) Best to you and Samantha on your cruise, hope you have smooth sailing, and time to see the beauty of sunrises and sunsets. Much love to you and thanks.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Happy Birthday Manystrom!

Happy Birthday Manystom! I hope you and your Wife have an excellent vacation.

Much Love and Respect!

Until you ban them they do have a right to post & you belly ache

You belly ache too Michael... it is a give & take.

Unfortunately Ron Paul it seems is what kept us happily together.

The factions are split now chasing their various saviors.

Beck, Jones, Johnson, Chem Trails, 911, whatever.

Maybe one day we will all coalesce around Ron's pick for 2016... his son Rand Paul.

Until then, this site will remain fractured and bickering over sloppy syntax concerning misc topics of relatively small importance.

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May 3rd is

my parent's 60th wedding anniversary. And they still hold hands!!

Happy birthday and enjoy your cruise!

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

That's impressive, and deserves its own bump!

(My parents were the same way, best friends to the end.)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thanks

I've been truly blessed to have such great parents and it sounds as if you are (were?) too. They worked very hard to instill personal responsibility in me and my siblings.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

No prices on the menu, eh?

Sounds suspiciously like Wendy's '5 free burgers no questions asked' deal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVQ-iBXCMwg

Enjoy your vacation. If you run into Gunther und Ingrid tell them I said 'Hi'.

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Sounds suspiciously like

Sounds suspiciously like Communism. We have to keep a close eye on Mr. Nystrom from now on =D

I knew it! Michael is a

I knew it! Michael is a neocon shill! He probably wears a yarmulke! and watches Glenn Beck!

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!
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"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77