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    Re: Disappearing Posts

    Posted by Sharon on 2/04/10


    Seems you still have your nack with truthful words even after
    250 years:

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are
    not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general
    favour; a long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a
    superficial appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a
    formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon
    subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. As a long and
    violent abuse of power, is generally the Means of calling the
    right of it in question (and in Matters too which might never
    have been thought of, had not the Sufferers been aggravated
    into the inquiry)... and as the good people of this country are
    grievously oppressed by the combination, they have an undoubted
    privilege to inquire into the pretensions of both, and equally
    to reject the usurpation of either. In the following sheets,
    the author hath studiously avoided every thing which is
    personal among ourselves. Compliments as well as censure to
    individuals make no part thereof.....and those whose sentiments
    are injudicious, or unfriendly, will cease of themselves unless
    too much pains are bestowed upon their conversion.

    The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all
    mankind. Many circumstances hath, and will arise, which are not
    local, but universal, and through which the principles of all
    Lovers of Mankind are affected, and in the Event of which,
    their Affections are interested. The laying a Country desolate
    with Fire and Sword, declaring War against the natural rights
    of all Mankind, and extirpating the Defenders thereof from the
    Face of the Earth, is the Concern of every Man to whom Nature
    hath given the Power of feeling; of which Class, regardless of
    Party Censure, is the AUTHOR."

    On 2/04/10, Thomas Paine wrote:
    > This forum should be flushed weekly. This is a toxic dump of
    > ignorance that I am sure is contributing to global warming,
    > autism and the spread of Communism.
    > Thomas Paine
    > On 2/04/10, Deborah wrote:
    >> It is happening again...and even posts that are not
    >> removed have portions removed.
    >> Like I said, be grateful for the public attack that gave
    >> you an opportunity to defend yourself and for other
    >> articulate people to back you up. Gossip A K A defamation
    >> of character is much harder to prove or disprove
    >> comparitively unless it is done publicly or in writing
    >> that is publicly disseminated.
    >> The posts about gossip and defamation of character made
    >> some excellent points, just not ones that some like to
    >> consider.

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