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Editing my Blog?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I just looked in my mailbox, and there was a letter from Jen. She has chastised me for my last blog, requesting I "edit it.

I am not going to edit my blog. It is MY blog, and I am, as an American citizen, entitled to freedom of speech and press.

If folks do not agree with my blogs, you are all free to let me know, and to delete it from your reading list.

It is becoming stranger and stranger in our country with all the restrictions and limitations being put upon us, regardless of what our Constitution says. Big Brother IS watching!!

At my age, I don't care who agrees or disagrees with me. I allow each person to have their own views, as I have mine. Disagreeing with me does not mean either of us is wrong. It simply means we are exercising our freedom of thought.

No, I am not going to edit my blog. Perhaps I will get kicked off Spark, and if that happens, so be it.

I will not be censored.

Am I angry about this? Yes. There is already too much censoring going on regarding our Constitutional rights.

Our nation is in the state it is because of people violating our Constitutional rights left and right, and even "practising" law in violations of that precious safe-guard.

A good example of that is Arizona, trying to defend our borders, and our illustrious government suing them for it. Each state is its own sovereignty. At least SOMEONE is trying to defend America from total ruin! And for that, they are getting a law suit, which in itself, is unconstitutional.

I will write what I choose, as long as it is within the specter of the Constitutional rights. I will say what I choose, and attempt to offend no one.

So now I leave to live out a day of Constitutional freedoms. I have already begun with this blog.
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    I tend to agree with lovescamping. I suspect this is a copyright issue rather than a speech issue. You quoted the article in its entirety and did not provide a link to the source.
    2851 days ago
    Although I consider myself somewhat liberal, and I do not subscribe to the opinions stated in the article, I am 100% behind your right to free speech! I come from a long line of military members and have spent a lot of time overseas as a result of various military postings with my father. I have loved my time spent in foreign countries and feel the exposure to so many other cultures has formed the diverse person I am today. It has also solidified my sense of patriotism and strong appreciation of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans! Good Luck!! emoticon
    2852 days ago
    Sandy, below is something that I copied from the sparkpeople Community Guidelines for posting on messages boards, blogs, etc. Is it possible that the request to edit had to do with copyright laws and infringement and not a desire to censor?

    Although I found the article in your previous blog to be entirely inflammatory and very poor journalism, if it can be called journalism-- I found it to be more of an emotionalistic and inflammatory rant, but of course, that is just my opinion -- I do agree that anyone has a right to their opinion and to express it. I really do suspect that the request to edit was because the blog didn't meet the Community Guidelines though.

    "When posting news reports or articles, including articles appearing on the SparkPeople.com site, please post only a few sentences for the reader’s information and reference, and include a link to the rest of the content on the original site. Do not post articles, news reports, copyrighted photographs, graphics, images, audio, or other copyrighted material in its entirety unless you have obtained written permission from the relevant copyright owner(s)."

    2852 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2010 4:49:14 PM
    I think Voltaire put it best: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."*

    *Most likely not an actual quote.
    2852 days ago
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