I agree with your comments on down voting. Had this happen to me a few times when you go against the flow. In effect its a form of censorship of free speech, because if you get enough down votes, your comments do not show up like the others. For the Daily Paul or any other liberty board to use this practice and say they believe in the liberty of free speech seems pretty hypocritical to me. Let every ones comments show. People learn from debates, not one sided promotions of a certain viewpoint.