Real Estate Broker/Owner with South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. BK3027955

Speaking the truth - or just what we believe should be protected - no one should send us criptic messages to silence us -

Original content by Lenn Harley 303829;0225082372

FOUND IN MY MORNING MAIL THIS A.M. is a criptic message from an ActiveRain member commenting on my post about Warren Buffett.  The writer suggests that:

1.  My words have impact.

2.  He was told that "if you can't say........"

Then his final thought. . . . .  "Just a thought."

Goodness, I appreciate any message from a fellow ActiveRain blogger, whether or not it agrees with any thoughts I may have expressed.  I wish he had published his thoughts publicly in a post or comments to my PUBLIC post about Warren Buffett's recent investments. 

In fact, I'm not sure what he meant by "if you can't say.......".  I believe that advice ends with "nice".  Shucks, I didn't say anything nasty about Mr. Buffett.  I merely expressed my belief that perhaps Mr. Buffett could be wrong in betting that the housing construction industry is poised for a rebound, IF that is why he's reported to be investing in construction related stocks.  Goodness knows, I've published real negative opinions about Franklin Raines

WE ARE NOT RUBBER STAMPS and the thought that we should only express our thoughts when we ARE IN AGREEMENT with someone is abhorrent to me and, I know, to many others.

After all, my thoughts are just that, MY THOUGHTS.  I'm not putting words into anyone else's mouth.  Nor am I trying to limit the thoughts and expressessions of another member. 

PERHAPS THE MEMBER WHO BELIEVES THAT WE SHOULD ONLY SAY something when we are in agreement has forgotten about. . . . . .  

Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances  (emphisis added).

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Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.

Comments (4)

Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

How hypcritical.

Your Tea Party Group nearly deletes all of my posts!!

And your fellow member Alice that you dub as a hero deletes all of my posts from her blogs.

Are first amendment rights exclusive to members of one political party?

Mar 23, 2010 11:41 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Nicholas.  Thanks for the reblog.  Such messages won't silence folks who love the 1st Amendment, writing, expressing our thoughts and ActiveRain for the opportunity to publish our thoughts for about 177,000 folks.

Mar 23, 2010 11:45 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

How appropriate that I post AFTER Ralph....I had to read Lenn's post 2X and then go to Buffett's post...I am so PROUD did not past Jimmy Buffett and linger at the Bama Breeze....

Most AR members know not to post and argue with someone on THEIR OWN POST.....otherwise, it will just make the AR member disable comments which is counter-productive.  Posting an opposing idea is not the same as making SNARKY comments that should be deleted!!!

Mar 23, 2010 11:51 PM
Jon Budish
Resident Realty - Fort Collins, CO

Without knowing any of the details, it's 99% predictable that a lib was upset because reality conflicted with their make believe world.

Mar 24, 2010 03:11 AM

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