My Take on the whole Granger matter.Submitted by Professor Wall on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 17:37
I was, and always have been, proud to call Granger a friend and fellow Ron Paul and Rand Paul supporter. While I do not always agree with her on what she has stated or posted, I always consider myself open-minded enough to consider what she is saying and to change my view if I am proven wrong on certain points. I also always try to post responses with civility and gentleness with everyone, even those who disagree with me.
As to the dispute being discussed, I was ashamed to see a lot of the hatred which was thrown at Granger in many of her posts and comments. If you disagree with one's opinion or statements, fine, state your disagreement. Many comments were indeed, just disagreements simply stated and left at that. However, I also saw a lot of comments which should have no place in a civil debate or discussion. Name-calling or attributing bad motives to a poster/member is never called for in an arena which, according to what I have observed, is supposed to foster free, intellectual debate and discussion and I saw it far more than I cared to see. I feel many of us should be exercising some self-discipline and self-restraint when stating our disagreements and so refrain from attaching absolute motives to anyone, whether in name-calling or in simply attributing motive. I am not calling for rules to be enforced from on high, but rather for all of us to exercise our own free will by taking a step back and reflecting on what we are saying before we say it and so exercising some self-restraint over ourselves so that the passions that are evoked from our beliefs do not cloud and degrade our responses to those we may disagree with.
I want to thank Granger for finding a place in her heart to forgive us and to return to this arena to discuss matters with us. I, for one, am glad to see her back. I also wish to extend a personal invitation to her to contact me privately through my website: http://subsidiaritytimes.com/ so that we may discuss other matters when needed. I also would love to hear more updates on the progress of Ron Paul's Revolution in California.
Thank you Granger, God Bless you and I hope to hear from you!