Speaking the truth - or just what we believe should be protected - no one should send us criptic messages to silence us -
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. . . . . .
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).
Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.