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Statement by the founder of Free Republic
Free Republic ^ | Jim Robinson

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.

Jim Robinson


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To: Jim Robinson
I have been a member of FreeRepublic since July 1998. I have not missed a day of Freeping, unless sick, on vacation, or my computer was down. I no longer subscribe to a paper or a mag. I do not look at FR for fair and balanced, I look at FR for common sense, a filter for main stream media blab, for a truth that I will not get elsewhere. The most fascinating aspect of FR is the reporting, investigating, and the research that happens everyday on FreeRepublic.com by the posters.

I listen to and trust Rush and Brit Hume on FoxNewsTV for the same reasons.

Thank you Jim Robinson!!!

201 posted on 03/22/2004 7:14:07 PM PST by malia (BUSH/CHENEY '04 NEVER FORGET!)
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To: Jim Robinson
In my best Winston Churchill voice... "Give them Hell, Sir! Hell!

sorry for the pic.. I just had to post it somewhere. ;-}

202 posted on 03/22/2004 7:14:40 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ... Support Our Troops! ... Thrash the demRats in November!!! ... Beat BoXer!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Mega-dittos to that!
203 posted on 03/22/2004 7:14:50 PM PST by PogySailor (Proud member of the RAM)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim Robinson IS Free Republic; Free Republic IS Jim Robinson!

We love it when when you lay it on the line!

204 posted on 03/22/2004 7:14:53 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Jim Robinson
You have ALWAYS seemed fair to me.

The Liberals/idiots go to Democratic Underground.

Conservatives/sane people come here.

What could be more evenhanded??

redrock

205 posted on 03/22/2004 7:15:21 PM PST by redrock ("One man with courage....makes a majority"---Andrew Jackson)
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To: Jim Robinson
DANG!

You couldn't have said it better if you were THOMAS JEFFERSON himself!!!

206 posted on 03/22/2004 7:15:42 PM PST by Dacus943
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim:

You are an American Hero!!
207 posted on 03/22/2004 7:15:42 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
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To: Jim Robinson
Bookmarking and Bumping.
208 posted on 03/22/2004 7:15:42 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: Jim Robinson
Jeez, I was sure glad to see that this wasn't your opus!

;^)
209 posted on 03/22/2004 7:15:55 PM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Hear! Hear!

Thanks, Jim!
210 posted on 03/22/2004 7:16:07 PM PST by auboy
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim,

As usual you nailed it right on the button, and over the left field fence and deep into the night. I hope you will put this up on the site in an easily accessible place so that anyone dealing with a troll can reference it with a click link, whenever it is called for.

Cordially,

John / Billybob

211 posted on 03/22/2004 7:16:12 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com Visit. Join. Help. Please.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Amen over and over.
212 posted on 03/22/2004 7:16:17 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour Tickets On Sale Now!)
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To: blam
My hat's off to a great American!!
213 posted on 03/22/2004 7:16:28 PM PST by CobraJet
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To: Jim Robinson; WKB; bourbon; Yudan; Magnolia; afuturegovernor; stboz; wardaddy; dixiechick2000; ...
Mississippi ping for Jim and FR.
214 posted on 03/22/2004 7:16:45 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator
I fear we'll never get the upper hand on vanity posts . . .
215 posted on 03/22/2004 7:16:47 PM PST by Phil V.
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To: Jim Robinson
Illegitimus Non Carborundum
216 posted on 03/22/2004 7:16:54 PM PST by VRWC For Truth
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To: Jim Robinson
I come to Free Republic for enlightment, education, conservative activism, and humor. All in one package, all for a few measly bucks (contribution) a month.

I'll gladly suffer the occasional troll or disruptor. When Jim decides they've crossed the line ... they've crossed the line.
217 posted on 03/22/2004 7:17:02 PM PST by AngrySpud (Behold, I am The Anti-Crust ... Anti-Hillary)
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To: Jim Robinson
We are of like minds. God bless you Jim Robinson.
218 posted on 03/22/2004 7:17:13 PM PST by varina davis
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To: Jim Robinson
Wow, Jim! You told those damn Demopukes exactly where we stand! Go Jim!
219 posted on 03/22/2004 7:17:29 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: sistergoldenhair
ping
220 posted on 03/22/2004 7:18:24 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: MeekOneGOP
... as to not being fair and balanced and perceived mistreatment of trolls and assorted malcontents.

I Love it, LOL.

Big bump!


221 posted on 03/22/2004 7:18:51 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry's 3 Purple Hearts are: 2 for minor arm and thigh injury and 1 for killing a semi-dead VietCong)
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To: Jim Robinson
While sometimes I do get annoyed by Republican FReepers who hold leftist opinions on certain issues, not to mention the silly threads on some aging entertainer's boob or which tubby fellow in shiny tights manhandled the stuffed pigskin where, this is really a good forum to share, analyze, and spread conservative viewpoints.

Thanks, Jim.
222 posted on 03/22/2004 7:19:05 PM PST by k2blader (Some folks should worry less about how conservatives vote and more about how to advance conservatism)
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To: Jim Robinson
Amen, brother.

And God bless you for all you do.
223 posted on 03/22/2004 7:20:02 PM PST by 68skylark
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To: Jim Robinson
Great words, Jim! May God bless you! Thank you for providing this wonderful site.
224 posted on 03/22/2004 7:21:03 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: Jim Robinson

225 posted on 03/22/2004 7:21:33 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you for Free Republic!

......AMERICA ..HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE.....
226 posted on 03/22/2004 7:21:47 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I support Jim Robinson and Free Republic!

Tolerance is for people who don't believe in anything. FReepers by and large have principles, amongst their varied opinions. I get more news and solid information here in 5 minutes than a wasted week watching the alphabet soup libs.

Long live this Free Republic!

227 posted on 03/22/2004 7:22:06 PM PST by libsrscum
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To: Jim Robinson
Well, dang it. I guess I'm gonna have to take my crusade for world socialism to another board.

Seriously, I have to confess a certain pity for the poor sods whose intellectual depths are plumbed in posting one of those "you're all nazis" things and then scramming. I think it's a sign of a serious misapprehension of what FR really is - it isn't a chat room, it isn't a bulletin board, and although nearly anyone who makes the effort to be halfway civil is heard out, is is not really egalitarian either. The cruelest hierarchies are those of merit.

It's that last point that makes some of the less capable left-wingers unhappy. The notion that any opinion must be accorded respect equal to any other is entirely fallacious and is not an expression of equal political rights, but rather a demand for no standards from those who find it impossible to live up to any. Nor is it an expression of "fairness," but of nihilism.

This is a very special phenomenon, this "place" we're in here. Thanks for keeping your door open - if sometimes something wanders in that oughtn't, don't feel bad about shooing it out.

228 posted on 03/22/2004 7:22:12 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank You for being here Jim.
229 posted on 03/22/2004 7:22:19 PM PST by Cold Heat (Suppose you were an idiot. Suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. --Mark Twain)
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To: DoctorMichael
Agreed. I've posted my opposition to some conservative viewpoints regularly. Jim has been tolerant and this Westerner appreciates it.
230 posted on 03/22/2004 7:23:10 PM PST by The Westerner
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To: freedumb2003
Correct statement. But I have a trivia correction. The plural of "opus" is "opera."

Cordially,

Congressman Billybob

Click here, then click the blue CFR button, to join the anti-CFR effort (or visit the "Hugh & Series, Critical & Pulled by JimRob" thread). Please do it now.

231 posted on 03/22/2004 7:23:19 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com Visit. Join. Help. Please.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Mrs Zip; BOBWADE
...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.

THANK YOU FROM MY ENTIRE FAMILY. YOU SPEAK FOR US. SALUTE!!

232 posted on 03/22/2004 7:23:53 PM PST by zip
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To: Jim Robinson
More power to you Jim!!!
233 posted on 03/22/2004 7:24:57 PM PST by proudmilitarymrs (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: Jim Robinson; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
THANK YOU Jim, for the best website on the 'net!!
234 posted on 03/22/2004 7:25:17 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Jim Robinson
Go get them Jim. We are behind you all the way.
235 posted on 03/22/2004 7:26:12 PM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: Jim Robinson
I second that. Thanks Jim. Kudos to you and John.
236 posted on 03/22/2004 7:27:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: Jim Robinson
Now I know the meaning of "IS"
Well said, Jim.
tbird1
237 posted on 03/22/2004 7:27:37 PM PST by tbird1
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To: Jim Robinson
Amen and amen!
238 posted on 03/22/2004 7:27:51 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Remember the Alamo and Remember Goliad!)
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To: Jim Robinson; philetus
Standing Ovation, Jim Robinson.

Thanx for showing me into here, philetus. You're a good friend.
239 posted on 03/22/2004 7:29:22 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Are these leftists stupid or evil or both? ><BCC>)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank God for you sir.
240 posted on 03/22/2004 7:30:11 PM PST by Cate (Bush is da' man.)
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To: Jim Robinson
AAAAAAA-MEN JimRob!!!

I first heard about Free Republic back in 1998 at the Houston Rally against Clintoon. I met my very best friend buffyt there. We still get together! I mostly lurk but find Free Republic the most beautiful conservative site out there.

God bless you JimRob!

241 posted on 03/22/2004 7:31:40 PM PST by Alkhin (He thinks I need keeping in order.)
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To: luvbach1
"Free Republic is one of the easiest (the easiest?) sites to navigate and to post upon."

You are so right.

Were it not for Free Republic, I don't know why I'd be on the web much at all.

242 posted on 03/22/2004 7:31:44 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
243 posted on 03/22/2004 7:31:51 PM PST by SJackson (If there were not groups like the VVAW in the US... we would have lost the war--Gen Giap memoirs)
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To: Jim Robinson
Here here! Bravo!
244 posted on 03/22/2004 7:34:12 PM PST by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan
" I check it several times a day from home and work."

That's all?

Get with the program little buddy! ;->

245 posted on 03/22/2004 7:34:22 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
I'll educate this grunt on how to be a true FR member... ignoring work, home and social life!
246 posted on 03/22/2004 7:35:35 PM PST by cyborg (sheretz mekori notef mugla's dead score one for civilization!)
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To: Jim Robinson
...Free Republic stands firmly on the side of right...

It may take longer to get "there", but No Left Turns Allowed.

247 posted on 03/22/2004 7:36:10 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for what you do - Bump.
248 posted on 03/22/2004 7:36:19 PM PST by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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To: Jim Robinson
And may God continue to bless JimRob!
249 posted on 03/22/2004 7:37:57 PM PST by jungleboy
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm a proud FReeper. I don't know what I would have done without FR during the 2000 election.

I'm getting that same feeling. LOL Thanks for being here.
250 posted on 03/22/2004 7:38:25 PM PST by baseballmom
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