Comment: After further review

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After further review

and reviewing the posts made on 503's account:

I'm not interested in keeping this anonymous uservoice around.

Please note that I also addressed this below.

As I mentioned elsewhere, either in this comment, or my own reply to it.

The Daily Paul is offered freely as a voluntary exchange. But the key to a voluntary exchange is that both parties agree to the transaction. If only one party agrees, and only one party is served, then the transaction is not voluntary.

One half of the transaction here are the users. The other half includes myself, and those who who I entrust to help me keep this place, aka The Daily Paul, running and respectable.

Lots of people may want to post here, and for good reason. But there are some voices that I simply don't want here, and D-503 is one of the voice I personally don't care to associate with. The moderator who took the steps to ban this user voice not only knows my preferences, but feels the same way.

Thankfully, because of the tradition of private property law in the United States, I don't have to tolerate the anonymous user voices that I find odious, against my will.

A central tenant of Liberty is voluntary exchange.

Obviously, as evidenced by this thread, and the number of upvotes is has garnered, there are people here who disagree with me.

You are free to do so. That is your First Amendment right.

Likewise, if you want to be obnoxious about it, most especially here on my website, and on my dime, I am free to ban you.

I have considered this petition to reinstate 503. The answer is that I don't want to associate with that user voice, nor do I want to be associated with that user voice's opinions. So the answer is no.

Thank you for your kind and respectful petition. I hope this answers your question as to why. If not, I will make every effort to clarify anything that was not clear in my response.

Thank you.

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.