One of the marvels about blogging is the freedom we all have to convey our views and opinions without the hassle of the government or the media dictating and/or censoring what they feel is incompatible to their format by tweaking your voice, or deciding what is appropriate or inappropriate print.
We each own the freedom to voice, write, inform and challenge some of the crooked special interest clans that we would otherwise be unable to challenge if we were writing for the media or the government. This may be why most Capital A writers, artists and intellectual persons have chosen blogging; which harnesses the power of thought and speech without censorship or intimidation. This is the meaning of Freedom of Speech.
Unfortunately, there are trolls with nothing better to do in life than to waste time alerting others to censor Freedom of Speech by blocking, censoring, and flagging opposing views and/or agendas. Mindless trolls will plot to prevent speech on a platform because they disagree with the content and not at all because the blogger has in any way breached the terms of service. These hypocrites are the same arrogant bloggers who believe they own the right to libel others, incite racial and religious hatred and force cyberspace objections.
Some bloggers need to learn that we all have the right to agree or disagree, and to do so with integrity. I allow genuine debate but not artificial or untrue ones from those who lack the skill to communicate. Instead, they carry out tantrums, retaliate by attempting to disrupt a thread by posting spam because some of us dare to question the fabrications of their beliefs. The same as with most reputable bloggers that I’ve connected with, we do not allow off-topic rants, repetition, irrelevant crybabies, insignificant links, but especially lies. Different from the rest, (although I do accept and understand their actions) I do not censor any comments on this or any other blog, because I support a person's right to express their views, thoughts and opinions. But this is not to say that I will permit abuse or lies from anyone, because what I do intend to erase from registered users are abuse and lies. That is, bloggers who state an opinion or fact and lacks valid statistics, documentation or back up information to support their claims. Many of us detest nonsensical talk or writing, those bullying children who ought to be locked away in a dark closet and not allowed to leave for unspecified number of years.
Truthfully, I do not engage in battles, nor debate what anyone says on their own blog because I am for the people's right to speech. If they dislike or have a personal problem with any given blog’s content, they are free to leave . . . And return to their own blogs, or create one of their own and chat with those who agree to agree with their mundane chatter, lying, complaining and ranting. Let the rest of us communicate with open-minded groups who possess the integrity and intelligence to know that Freedom of Speech allows us all to opine, but with respect and civility, and not with underhanded dirty tricks.