Comment: Hear hear!

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Hear hear!

Thank you for the post, for saying what needed to be said, and for stating what should be the obvious.

This is the other side, the price, of liberty and freedom. Everyone's not only got an opinion, they have an ego as well. Rationality breaks down into emotionalism. Fingers get pointed for personal reasons. The same thing happens in Congress.

We were all united here during the election. That was no accident. The mods and I were quite aggressive about banning the anti-Ron Paul trolls. In that sense, they truly were 'trolls.' We had a mission here, to support Dr. Paul in his bid for the presidency. There was censorship here. It was a one-sided conversation.

Now that the election is behind us, the DP is going though some growing pains. I know all the conspiracy talk has driven a lot of people away. I have wondered what to do about it. Mainly, I've done nothing. For me to "censor" such talk at this point would only draw the angry finger of ire onto me, and I would suddenly become "part of the cover up."

I think the problems we face here are similar to the problems that the Congress, and the country as a whole are facing. Namely: Everyone wants freedom, but other peoples' freedom is annoying. LOL! But not only is it annoying, it is dangerous.

Guns are dangerous! They kill people! Ban them! Gay marriage is dangerous! It threatens the fabric of a decent society! Ban it! Talking about conspiracies is dangerous! It is bad for the Liberty Movement! Ban it!

So - what can you do? On the Daily Paul, at the very least, I continue to ban those who are completely out of line, the antagonistic ones with the bad manners. But what can we do for the congress, and the country as a whole?

One of two things should happen, imo:

1) Break the country up; it is too big.
2) Break up the Federal government; it is too big.

Since #2 is unlikely, I have a feeling we're headed towards #1.

Anyway snakepit, thank you for the post.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.