Rules are not made to be broken

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO 2004008944

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Rules are not made to be broken, and the Active Rain Community Guidelines set this platform apart from many others. I have long been a proponent of free speech, but free speech is not the same as politically correct speech. In fact, our country's founding fathers were actually revolutionaries who demanded that personal freedom be added to the constitution, via amendment, as a condition of ratifying the document. Freedom of speech is right there in the very first amendment. The AR version of freedom of speech is articulated in the Community Guidelines:

We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But we don't permit hate speech, which contains slurs, or the use of stereotypes intended to attack or demean a particular gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or nationality.

This is, after all, a true community that works in large part because of member cooperation and contribution. AR ambassador Rich Jacobson explored the topic in his 2008 post "Free Speech has a Cost" - The ActiveRain Community Guidelines Re-Visited

 

The following is part of Rich's blog:

ActiveRain Membership ISN'T FREE!

Your involvement here has a cost. And it's called RESPONSIBILITY and RESPECT.

Membership here on ActiveRain is a privilege, not a given right. Your right of continued active participation is earned by the manner in which you consistently conduct yourself and the way you treat your fellow professionals.

This is my favorite guideline, because it fosters fair play in the sandbox. It's this cooperative and respectful attitude that sets AR apart from other platforms like...oh, like Facebook. Respect for copyright is another guideline that I am glad AR holds in high regard.
 
I appreciate the AR founders' decision to provide a platform that defends and also limits speech in a positive manner.
 
Staunch First Amendment supporter that I am, however, I would not willingly grant the same privilege to any government. In that case, REVOLUTIONARY free speech is sometimes necessary. RESPONSIBILITY and RESPECT, however, would certainly always make for a better community even in national politics and policy making.

 

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"Rules are not made to be broken".

  Ditto that on ActiveRain Guidelines!   Respect your fellow ActiveRainers. 

     

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You are so right... or should I say AR is SO right. Be a good member of AR and RESPECT each other and the community as a whole

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Thank you, Fred Griffin.

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David Shamansky ~ The atmosphere here is so different than on Facebook.

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