Skip to comments.Statement by the founder of Free Republic
Posted on 03/22/2004 6:22:17 PM PST by Jim Robinson
I posted the following statement to our front page in response to the criticism I'm receiving lately as to not being fair and balanced and perceived mistreatment of trolls and assorted malcontents. Got news for all, I'm NOT fair and balanced. I'm biased toward God, country, family, liberty and freedom and against liberalism, socialism, anarchism, wackoism, global balonyism and any other form of tyranny. Hope this helps.
Statement by the founder of Free Republic:
In our continuing fight for freedom, for America and our constitution and against totalitarianism, socialism, tyranny, terrorism, etc., Free Republic stands firmly on the side of right, i.e., the conservative side. Believing that the best defense is a strong offense, we (myself and those whom I'm trying to attract to FR) support the strategy of taking the fight to the enemy as opposed to allowing the enemy the luxury of conducting their attacks on us at home on their terms and on their schedule.
Therefore, we wholeheartedly support the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strikes on known terrorist states and organizations that are believed to present a clear threat to our freedom or national security. We support our military, our troops and our Commander-in-Chief and we oppose turning control of our government back over to the liberals and socialists who favor appeasement, weakness, and subserviency. We do not believe in surrendering to the terrorists as France, Germany, Russia and Spain have done and as Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton and the Democrats, et al, are proposing.
As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our borders, our constitution and our national sovereignty.
Free Republic is private property. It is not a government project, nor is it funded by government or taxpayer money. We are not a publicly owned entity nor are we an IRS tax-free non-profit organization. We pay all applicable taxes on our income. We are not connected to or funded by any political party, news agency, or any other entity. We sell no merchandise, product or service, and we offer no subscriptions or paid memberships. We accept no paid advertising or promotions. We are funded solely by donations (non tax deductible gifts) from our readers and participants.
We aggressively defend our God-given and first amendment guaranteed rights to free speech, free press, free religion, and freedom of association, as well as our constitutional right to control the use and content of our own personal private property. Despite the wailing of the liberal trolls and other doom & gloom naysayers, we feel no compelling need to allow them a platform to promote their repugnant and obnoxious propaganda from our forum. Free Republic is not a liberal debating society. We are conservative activists dedicated to defending our rights, defending our constitution, defending our republic and defending our traditional American way of life.
Our God-given liberty and freedoms are not negotiable.
May God bless and protect our men and women in uniform fighting for our freedom and may God continue to bless America.
I would expect no less
So let me see if I have this right:
You're an amateur AND you can't remember for sh*t?
On top of everything else you are stupid too?
Must be tough living in mommy's basement especially after she told you that she doesn't even like you as a friend and to stay out of the dog's food..
You are a great American and I am thankful everyday for Free Republic!
afnamvet & wifeofafnamvet
Thank you Jim for weeding out the thorns from the Roses.
Good men and good friends all three!
No thanks for the ping, troll. Do you always invite lots of people to see you fail yet again?
The trolls and such are just mad because their foolishness and stupidity are being exposed here at the FreeRepublic.
Tell them to take their toys and go home.
See you on Saturday!!!
Please apply for that big-time CBS Evening News anchor position. You'll be escorted to the front of the line!
He hasn't. He's revoked you because you're peeing on his front porch.
Works for me. Thanks for the site Jim.
Excellent definition of FreeRepublic. I am so thankful that Rush Limbaugh guided me to FreeRepublic. I was a very lonely Republican in a nearly 100% Democrat town. Thanks for all you do for us!
Life, liberty and property, baby.
Thank you Jim and keep up the good work.
God bless you and toyr family Jim!
Yeah, why am I being pinged by it too?
And you directed your post at me because?
Mr. Jim: We out here in Freeperland love and respect you. The reason we are all here is we believe like you do. Your words are all powerful! Thanks for all you do.
I found the Free Republic in the "days of Monica". I liked what I saw then, and I still like what I see. I have been away for several years, so I may have to be retrained before I can post successfully.
However, your statement, sir, says it all. Only in America could something like this exist - much less last for years and years. Thanks so much for your patriotism and for providing this forum for us.
That's why we're here, man. ;) Thanks!
Is this related to that whole Rudy thing?
Thank you, Jim. All of the above, posted by you, is why I call Free Republic my home.
Did you look at the date of the article? 2004....
This was written and posted in full to our home page sometime in 2003 after the war started in Iraq (don’t remember the exact date). I later reduced it to one paragraph on our homepage, posted it in full to this thread, and linked to it.
Scroll down to the bottom:
I’ve always had a mission statement or statement of purpose with similar ideas posted to our homepage or about page. It gets updated from time to time.
It is a pleasure to be a small part of this forum.
thanks. my mistake.
God Bless Free Republic!
Thanks for the great site, Jim. You are helping us to take our country back from empty-headers.
Thank you for standing firm while so many around us go weak kneed.
Agreed, and thank you for all that you do.
It would be informative to send your statement to all the candidates for President and ask them if they agree or disagree.
Any candidate that agreed wholeheartedly is one that I could vote for.
Thank you, Jim
A review of your posts (which didn’t take long, since you’ve been here barely more than a week) reveals that you need to read this thread.
In the short time you’ve been here, you’ve spoken out vocally against God, life, family, Constitution, Bill of Rights, guns, and national defense. You’ve defended the homosexual agenda and Hillary Clinton. You’ve insulted our troops and their Commander-In-Chief. You’ve promoted Obama’s agenda of unconditional talks with whacked out dictators. You’ve insulted various FReepers for upholding conservative values, saying they make “us” look foolish, as though you could ever be one of us.
I have no idea how you’ve managed to avoid being banned for over a week, but if you intend to stay, I strongly advise you to read Jim Robinson’s words. It may not change your attitude, but at least you won’t be blindsided by an unexpected zot.
“Defended the homosexual agenda”, “spoken out vocally against God” WHAT!??! “Insulted the troops” WHAT??!?
I honestly have no clue what you’re talking about.
You’re right. I’ve been here a little over a week. I’m intending to stay. It’s entertaining and lively, and has quite a few sharp witted posters to keep me reading. I’m glad I ran across the site. For the record, I am conservative (thus the “us”), although I do lean more moderate than a lot of folks here. Which is fine — if I only talked to people I totally agreed with I’d have a lot of boring conversations, yeh?
That said, if I’ve offended anyone here I have to apologize. (unless you’re the guy who said it was hard to feel sympathy for the gay guy who got gang raped. That was over the top.) Never meant to offend — just engage.
Interesting that you’d threaten I’d be banned — from, what did someone call it “the best free speech site on the net” — over post content! The rules (which I adhere to rigorously, BTW, and fully agree with) specify no personal attacks, no hate speech, and so on. I don’t really have a hard time following those rules — I’m not really into hate speech or personal attacks.
Preach it, Prophet!
Oh, stop your queening. Nobody threatened you. I directed you to this thread for a reason. But I can tell you haven’t bothered to read it. Or maybe you have, but you think you can convert us all with your liberal reasoning. Whatever.
I was not the first person who objected to your insults against our troops, and I haven’t been the last. You’re continuing to offend people, even now.
I suspect you’re a retread. You seem to have a keen understanding of how to dance around the rules, and get away with it. Some trolls have gotten away with your tactics for long periods, but eventually it catches up to them. I hope I’m watching when it catches up to you. I love a good zot.
“Queening”? Cute word. You tried to threaten that I’d get banned for my post content. Not the words of someone who’s got any confidence in herself, by the way.
“Liberal reasoning”? Whattheheck..?? I’m a conservative. Always have been.
I never insulted any troops. I think you’re thinking of someone else.
You’d be wrong about the retread thing. Sorry. First time I found this site was the first day I posted.
I dunno what to tell you. You’re welcome to engage rather than just throwing insults around.
Nobody threatened you, or tried to threaten you. I merely objected to your talking points, as have several others. I was kind enough to direct you to this thread so you’d know that the agendas you’ve been pushing are not welcome here, and to let you know what you should expect if you keep trolling.
Please take the time to read the statement by Jim Robinson. He owns the place, and deserves to have his authority respected. He’s earned it. You haven’t. If you can’t find a single thing you agree with him on, you don’t belong here. And claiming to support the troops, while saying they wear “costumes” and belittling their service, isn’t going to cut it for long. Claiming to support Christianity, while mocking Christian beliefs, isn’t going to work either. Claiming to support various conservative values, while mocking those values, isn’t going to get you very far here.
I’m not threatening to ban you. I can’t do that. I’m just letting you know what to expect if you keep up as you have been.
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