Comment: I respectfully disagree with some of your sentiments here.

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I respectfully disagree with some of your sentiments here.

There are some things that you may want to keep in mind when posting stuff that may have negative content towards Ron or Rand Paul, particularly if it's a publication like the NYT, or something overtly hostile like MSNBC or Salon.com

1. Unless you add a little caveat/disclaimer saying that this article doesn't represent your viewpoints, some people are going to assume that you endorse the article, regardless to what your beliefs are or your history as a Libertarian. The reason for this is that people tend to post things that they believe in or endorse, and being silent on that point will bring that assumption with it.

2. A lot of the time the publications in question post stuff that has been done to death and has already been dealt with here. I know everybody loves free speech and all that other cute stuff, but when I hear idiotically false arguments like "Somalia is a libertarian utopia" or "libertarians hate poor people", my inclination is to close my ears and not acknowledge anything else the person has to say, because that stuff has always come along with a lot of close-minded ignorance that is willful and, in nearly all cases, unchangeable. It might be a good idea to read whatever you post and if it's something along the lines of what Paul Krugman said after he lost that debate with Ron Paul, you might want to word the title of your post or describe it in such a way that doesn't give any appearance of you endorsing it or giving it any level of credence.

3. This kind of goes along with point #2 but I think this bears repeating. There is a lot of media out there that just isn't really worth anyone's time on here, particularly when it's something that is rehashed crap from a couple years ago (Ron Paul's racist newsletters, for example). You can say that I hate free speech if it suits you, but I have zero time for some article that continually insists that 2+2=5 and that circles have corners, which IS an accurate analogy to how the MSM comes off to me in most cases, and like most others whom you might be complaining about. Usually I don't assail the OP when stuff like this gets posted though, but I definitely let the author of the article itself have it in this comment section.

A word of advice, don't take it personally when someone calls you a troll. It is a knee-jerk reaction, but it's usually the result of what I would call righteous indignation, even if it is being misdirected. It's a good idea to display the patience that you expect in others.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton