Because this article was written on July 17th 2014 and already has over 300 comments I decided to issue my response via this article:
I agree, but when I wrote it was more for the purpose of snapping back rather than playing nice anymore. I had already conceded that Sandy was gone no matter what I said. What’s the deal with the moniker FacePalm?
Doug, Stone, Logical Man & Dr. Green,
The fact of the matter is that some people aren’t ready for free speech. Sandy joins a long list of people that have quit because I allow others to say whatever they want. I wish I could say “good riddance,” but the fact remains this site needs more users to justify its existence.
As evidenced by the existence of this site and others like it, I think many are interested in dialogue. Furthermore, this interest is not limited to one side of the political aisle.
Bill & A. Jones,
I think both sides of the political aisle are guilty of the things you say. I also think the things you say aren’t limited to participants on Writer Beat. The difference between Writer Beat and most of the rest of the blogosphere, is that it appears there is an interest in communicating with one’s political adversaries on Writer Beat and that’s good.
I think it’s highly productive to engage in political discourse over the safety of the internet. The last place we should be discussing these matters is with our friends, families and colleagues.
I’m sorry, I’m not removing his article. If you don’t like what he has to say or don’t like the fact he deletes comments, don’t read his stuff.
A lot of people say what you just said about others. I’m not accusing you of this, but I wonder how many “protest too much.” For those that don’t know, that was a Shakespearian reference.
The gratitude is mine. I think you provide some great advice, especially in regards to point #3.