Skip to comments.Let's put this to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
Posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Many believe that Free Republic is now inadvertently acting to re-elect a Socialist President.
Again, this is about supporting the forum that you use. If you do not wish to donate, that’s fine. But why are you stirring the pot?
Most of the Rockefellers, DuPonts, Fords, Bushes and that type of squish could all say the same thing. What does that prove? And there's no "record" of who you voted for in the primaries. We have this thing called a "secret ballot" here in the United States.
Because this site is supported by we who contribute, I don't understand the thinking that only some peoples ideas can be heard. Of course, if I am an Obama backer I should be insulted and banned, but that is far from the case. It will unfortunately destroy the site. I am so sad, because I have always loved this site. i just don't come here any more because of the insults.
I do not wish to silence anyone; those being banned are the ones silenced for expressing their opinions. For that they are reviled and banished.
A decade ago this used to be a real free discussion site where posters could disagree without the simplistic name calling. It’s all just preaching to the choir now.
Jim Rob owns the site and can fund it however he wants, so FR will not be silenced.
You can accuse me of being Adolf Hitler but it doesn’t make it true.
You people have gone over the line with me a number of times and I’ve had enough. I was going to shut up but I’ve decided to make a stand because there are more out here just like me, they’re just too afraid to stand up to you people.
The rest of the sane world is working to get rid of Obama, no matter what the cost is because the country you fought for cannot stand another four years of this.
Winning the Senate and the House is not enough because Obama has proven he will simply go around them. Yet it seems a vast majority here want to plant their feet in the ground and stand on some false sense of “no more RINOs, it stops here”.
Well, this isn’t the time for it. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The vindictiveness that comes out on almost every thread is far from open and free discussion. This is a major part of the donation problem, as I see it.
I don't believe that telling the truth is "stirring the pot". Sometimes the truth hurts, but that's usually when it most needs to be said.
The owner has made clear that Conservative FR will not support a socialist. Those banned for various reasons know the rules. They made a choice.
A decade ago this used to be a real free discussion site
Then you haven't been paying attention. For the whole life of FR there have been "lines in the sand" and there has been those who chose to cross them.
Its funny. WTC posits that good discussion could be down due to the antagonistic posters threatening to zot everyone who doesnt fall in line and you call him a troll. Wonder where the intelligent discussion went? It left when people started using pictures and insults as debating tools.
You aren't taking a stand. You are surrendering to liberal control. Romney wasn't chosen by the people but by a small faction of those in control. FR has drawn a line in the sand and will not cross it. We supported McCain. Do you really think surrendering principles again will change anything?
That is not what you are doing. This is a fund raising thread and you have taken this opportunity to take shots at FR for standing on principle.
Principles matter? Are you kidding. They are so fluid here, I’m not even sure they exist. Many of the “Go Newt!” crowd were flaming him as a liberal they couldnt vote for as late as last December.
Why are you supporting a communist? See how easy this is.
I AM standing on principle. You just don’t happen to like my principles.
This thread is not about any candidate. It is about supporting the forum that you use. If you do not wish to donate, or cannot, that is fine. Why stir the pot? Are you obliquely trying to discourage others from donating?
I support neither candidate. They will both destroy this country.
It makes you wonder: Why would someone donate if they could be banned the next day (and be insulted at the same time)?
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