A family friend once proclaimed his rebel status by declaring he’d been banned from posting to both liberal and conservative media outlets. The reason soon became clear: he’d been shilling his book in the comments. “They want you to pay to advertise on the site,” I tried telling him, but he cried, “Censorship!” and gave me his business card.
On this site, comments are for conversation, not commerce. I also refuse to provide a forum for bullies and those who try to silence others’ voices. Who made me judge and jury? It’s my blog, so that goes without saying.
That being said, I’m fine if you disagree with me. I love to learn and appreciate differing points of view. And, if I make mistakes or don’t always think through the implications of some statements, let me know and I’ll do what I can to clarify or explain or apologize.
I look forward to your comments!