Comment: This discussion takes me back to April!

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This discussion takes me back to April!

Some 2 1/2 to 3 months ago, a few forum members got all wound-up and mega-defensive in response to the fact that one or two DP Forum members got banned. I jumped into that discussion with a series of facts, rather than a defense based entirely upon "personal opinion". My only goal was to act as a "branch of defense" for Michael....for I firmly believe that he reserves the right to ban ANY DP forum member at ANY time, regardless of the reason. As I see it, this is Mike's place he's da boss! I am honored to be here as an equal participant. Here is a "copy n paste" for my Defense For Michael it was posted on April 22, 2013.

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As I read the numerous argumentive comments and responses to this post, it is important to go back to the roots of this site. Michael Nystrom created a guide for the Daily Paul, to which I have posted that link (obviously) in the subject line, above.

Here is a copy n paste of an excerpt from Mr. Nystrom's list of guidelines:

"This website is my private property. Participating here is a privilege, not a right. Understanding the difference between these concepts is fundamental to understanding the message of freedom and liberty".

As Michael clearly states, the Daily Paul website is HIS private property. We, as forum users, do NOT have the RIGHT to be here. Instead, Miichael has given us the "privilege" to be here. Therefore, Michael reserves the right to to ban a user from commenting at Daily Paul. Should Mr. Nystrom decide to ban a member of the Daily Paul forums, he does NOT owe anyone an explanation.

The ONLY person (to MY understanding) who maintains the RIGHT to be here, is Michael Nystrom. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

From my personal viewpoint, Michael Nystrom has proven himself to be a kind, fair, intelligent, reasonable and friendly individual. This site has served as an excellent source of information and comaraderie. For that, I thank Michael Nystrom, plus I thank all of the GOOD people who enjoy the "privelege" to post here.

Robby Lane

Robby Lane