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To: Reddy

Romeny is attacked for his pro-abortion statements when running in 1994 for senate in Massachussets, and for statements made running for Governor of Mass in 2003, and as governor of Mass.

But last year FR allowed public support and posts encouraging donations to elect Scott Brown to the Senate, even though he was pro-abortion.

And the argument made was that we couldn’t expect any better from Massachussetts.

Romney is evil for what he did in Massachusetts. But we allowed active support and financial help for a pro-abortion senator running in 2009 from the same state.

I do believe a lot of people are coming to regret their support of Scott Brown; my point isn’t to defend Brown’s support (I could not send him money — I don’t support pro-abortion candidates).

However, the most recent dust-up (prompting the pro-life/pro-family statement) was not about abortion, it was about GOPProud and others pushing the tea party to ignore social issues and focus on the fiscal conservative issues that spawned the movement.

This site is run by a man who finds that unacceptable, and doesn’t want his work to be used to push that agenda, or Romney. If I had put decades of my life into something, I wouldn’t want it used to thwart my own agenda either.

That could well mean that FR is less relevant in the political arena; certainly it means that people reading here won’t be getting the full picture of what is happening, since certain points of view will be censored.

But this isn’t the Free Republic — it’s FreeRepublic, a private web site we all use at the pleasure of it’s owner and operator. Who, despite the statements quoted in this article, actually is pretty tolerant of dissenting views, if they are expressed respectfully and occasionally, and by the rules.


92 posted on 11/18/2010 11:28:23 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

RE: “Romeny is attacked for his pro-abortion statements when running in 1994 for senate in Massachussets, and for statements made running for Governor of Mass in 2003, and as governor of Mass.

But last year FR allowed public support and posts encouraging donations to elect Scott Brown to the Senate, even though he was pro-abortion.

And the argument made was that we couldn’t expect any better from Massachussetts.

Romney is evil for what he did in Massachusetts. But we allowed active support and financial help for a pro-abortion senator running in 2009 from the same state.

I do believe a lot of people are coming to regret their support of Scott Brown; my point isn’t to defend Brown’s support (I could not send him money — I don’t support pro-abortion candidates).

However, the most recent dust-up (prompting the pro-life/pro-family statement) was not about abortion, it was about GOPProud and others pushing the tea party to ignore social issues and focus on the fiscal conservative issues that spawned the movement.

This site is run by a man who finds that unacceptable, and doesn’t want his work to be used to push that agenda, or Romney. If I had put decades of my life into something, I wouldn’t want it used to thwart my own agenda either.

That could well mean that FR is less relevant in the political arena; certainly it means that people reading here won’t be getting the full picture of what is happening, since certain points of view will be censored.

But this isn’t the Free Republic — it’s FreeRepublic, a private web site we all use at the pleasure of it’s owner and operator. Who, despite the statements quoted in this article, actually is pretty tolerant of dissenting views, if they are expressed respectfully and occasionally, and by the rules.

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GREAT POST! Thanks for expressing what I was thinking.... you did it much better than I could...............


109 posted on 11/18/2010 11:41:44 AM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Romeny is attacked for his pro-abortion statements when running in 1994 for senate in Massachussets, and for statements made running for Governor of Mass in 2003, and as governor of Mass.

That isn't true, yet again you are offering cover for Mitt.

The criticism of Romney covers 45 years, it is vast and covers a huge variety of actions, choices, decisions, positions, character flaws, lies, activities as a powerful religious leader, campaigning and fund raising for Democrats, leaving the GOP to protest President Reagan, bizarre historical claims, draft evasion, and so on, it is comprehensive, and goes far beyond what you said.

127 posted on 11/18/2010 11:55:29 AM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“FreeRepublic, a private web site we all use at the pleasure of it’s owner and operator. Who, despite the statements quoted in this article, actually is pretty tolerant of dissenting views, if they are expressed respectfully and occasionally, and by the rules.”

Well said. The far left appear to have a genuine fear of dissent and open discussion, and I would hate for us to be more like them in this respect. I interpret the owners comments about his “zot button” as simply blowing off a little steam, whereas in reality he has shown a lot of restraint and I think you have to try pretty hard to actually get banned here.


130 posted on 11/18/2010 12:00:18 PM PST by Texan Tory
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I was opposed to Brown. Still am.


152 posted on 11/18/2010 12:43:39 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Democrats hate too much; CharlesWayneCT; Third Person; dashing doofus; All

This is just a warning and one I’ve posted many times in the last couple of years. There will be NO Mitt Romney campaign on FR. Those who try it will be ZOT on sight. Several already have.

FR is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-Liberty site. Those who don’t like it can KMA on the way out the door.

Those who push abortion or commiecare or homosexual rights in my face will be shown the door!! And that includes MittBots!!

Hope you’re reading me loud and clear!!


156 posted on 11/18/2010 12:51:36 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I do believe the TP should remain apolitical on social issues because the premise of the TP was and has always been just a tri-fold platform... small government, low taxes, free marketplace.


415 posted on 11/18/2010 7:09:29 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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