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post #16 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-16-2013, 10:10 AM
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This thread reminded me of an incident the Mrs. had on line. She is an avid scrabble player . She plays competitively on line. She was accused by another anonymous player for cheating. When she replied that that was not the case, he berated her even more. At her suggestion that if he improved his skills he wouldn't be so frustrated, he went on a rant that included she was a right wing conservative and the ruination of the country.

I guess it's all the way you view the world from your own lenses. lol

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What you fought for was the Constitution which limits the government's right to censor.

This is a private forum. There is no government involvement here. The owners of private forums can ban anyone they want for any reason.

You also fought for the rights of people who own their own property (this forum is private property) and to use it and control it as they wish.

Anyone come into my home and say something that I disagree strongly with, they might just get thrown out on their ear. A college student of mine found this out when at the end of the semester she showed up with a gift and wanted to discuss how wonderful the KKK was. I guess she thought that having blue eyes and blond hair I might just join up. Instead she and her gift were shown the door. Same thing here on this forum. The owners can ban anyone they want.
Technically, of course, you are correct. My country is a bit larger than the Constitution, though. If we presume to be the "land of the free and the home of the brave, etc", it follows we collectively believe in freedom. Censorship and intolerance of opinion from any quarter is incompatible with what we profess to believe. Your KKK student gave you the opportunity to engage her in debate. Perhaps you could have helped her find a better path. Now, she gets to just dismiss you as closed-minded and intolerant. The only discussion she is likely to get will be from those who have indoctrinated her. Being exposed to alternative or even offensive viewpoints won't hurt you. This kid is a student. She comes to college to learn.
Our government, being representative, reflects the values of society. If we, as individuals, aren't tolerant of free speech, we won't long have a government that even pretends to be.
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I didnt say anyone was banned for having liberal views... I said the rules arent enforced indiscriminately.

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Technically, of course, you are correct. My country is a bit larger than the Constitution, though. If we presume to be the "land of the free and the home of the brave, etc", it follows we collectively believe in freedom. Censorship and intolerance of opinion from any quarter is incompatible with what we profess to believe. Your KKK student gave you the opportunity to engage her in debate. Perhaps you could have helped her find a better path. Now, she gets to just dismiss you as closed-minded and intolerant. The only discussion she is likely to get will be from those who have indoctrinated her. Being exposed to alternative or even offensive viewpoints won't hurt you. This kid is a student. She comes to college to learn.
Our government, being representative, reflects the values of society. If we, as individuals, aren't tolerant of free speech, we won't long have a government that even pretends to be.
Did I say that I showed the KKK student the door before a discussion on the topic? Nope I did not say that.

We had a long discussion. She was not open minded enough to discuss anything with. It was when she started to call me names that I asked her to leave. I can usually discuss anything with anyone. But when the other person will not allow an opposing view, they start talking about their right to hurt others, and they start attacking me verbally on a personal level .. Iím done.

If this site allowed completely free speech, then they would allow people attacking and belittling others. They would allow people to take over threads with political agendas that have nothing to do with the topic at hand.
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I didnt say anyone was banned for having liberal views... I said the rules arent enforced indiscriminately.

Try not to build any straw men.
What thread is this all about? If we cannot check it out, then we don't know what we think about whatever happened.
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Justsomeguywho... Im sorry to tell you this... but you are a moderate...
No, I am a fiscal conservative with some moderate views on social issues. My point is that people too easily put labels on people and then make assumptions about them. I am a free thinking individual.
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No, I am a fiscal conservative with some moderate views on social issues. My point is that people too easily put labels on people and then make assumptions about them. I am a free thinking individual.
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Did I say that I showed the KKK student the door before a discussion on the topic? Nope I did not say that.

We had a long discussion. She was not open minded enough to discuss anything with. It was when she started to call me names that I asked her to leave. I can usually discuss anything with anyone. But when the other person will not allow an opposing view, they start talking about their right to hurt others, and they start attacking me verbally on a personal level .. Iím done.

If this site allowed completely free speech, then they would allow people attacking and belittling others. They would allow people to take over threads with political agendas that have nothing to do with the topic at hand.
I stand corrected. Your previous post mentioned the student "wanted" to discuss whatever and was shown the door. You apparently did actually discuss matters. I break it off, too, when the name-calling begins. You can't have a meaningful debate with a drunk, a druggie, or a screaming idiot, so attempting to do so would be a poor use of your time.
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I was referring to conrad, have you read his posts?

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