Censorship and the writer.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Censorship and the writer.Would it surprise you to know that I consider myself to be a writer first and a real estate broker second? Over my many years I have accumulated quite a knack for the craft, and I find that words can be powerful and moving.

So I cringe at the suggestion of censorship. The notion that filters should be in place that govern the language of a writer makes me uneasy.

Are there people that write things that make me blush that I find offensive on one or more levels?

Of course. I can choose to read them or not. I can unsubscribe.

Do I want somebody else doing that for me?

No thank you. I’m a grown-up.

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Pamela Smith
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Richard,

Well said.  We are all adults and make our own choices.

Nov 04, 2012 07:43 AM #1
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Richard,

Yes I did guess you were a writer first and a real estate broker second! We do have the right to pick and choose what we read..we are able to make our own choices..I value that right!

Nov 04, 2012 08:03 AM #2
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Richard - I read your post before I understood the context and motivation, and just wanted to stop back and say I completely agree with you - on both personal and societal levels. Freedom of expression is one of the most valuable things we have, and attempts to restrict it make me very uncomfortable.

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Nov 04, 2012 08:06 AM #3
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Richard Weisser
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Pamela...

That's the way I see it too! Thanks.

Hi Dorie...

Somehow I knew you would! Thanks so much my friend.

Nov 04, 2012 08:07 AM #4
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Dick...

I understand the need for community standards. I just don't want those standards applied arbitrarily and I don't want to see more restrictions. My opinion of course, but that is all I have to offer!

Nov 04, 2012 08:10 AM #5
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Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
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No, it does not surprise me - having read many of your posts, and comments.

Censorship - no, thanks.  I can decide for myself.

Nov 04, 2012 08:30 AM #6
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Brenda Mullen
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I don't agree with censorship either.  If you are grown, then you should have the maturity to read or pass.  I always thought you were a writer first by the way :)!

Nov 04, 2012 09:00 AM #7
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William Feela
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I am a Hunter/Fisherman first.  Then a Real Estate Broker.  Writer...Well, It is close to the top 10

Nov 04, 2012 09:11 AM #8
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Debbie Reynolds
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Richard, by the time I had read your second post I knew you were a writer and a great writer at that. I appreciate good writing and certain styles appeal to me more than others. I appreciate yours so much.

Nov 04, 2012 09:36 AM #9
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Oh and now I see why you wrote this post...after just coming back from another post.  My comment above now has new meanng lol :)!

Nov 04, 2012 09:51 AM #10
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Richard you're not only a writer but a very deep and personal writer that speaks to all of us.....and I love it! As for adults chosing what they read.....it's up to them.

Nov 04, 2012 10:45 AM #11
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Karen Baker
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Censorship, why, with freedom of speech, choice is ours, not anyone else! You move me and I like that!
Nov 04, 2012 12:50 PM #12
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Kerrie La Guardia
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You have a way with words so I am no surprised to hear you are a writer.  I see things on AR each day that I don't agree with, I close that post and open up a new one.  It's a beautiful thing.

Nov 05, 2012 01:33 AM #13
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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
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It really is all a matter of choice.  I just move on....

Nov 05, 2012 08:34 AM #14
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