Progressives would have us strapped in our chair forcing us to listen to their rhetoric.
You use the ban feature to prevent people from presenting counter arguments. It is you that is trying to force people to listen to your rhetoric. Every single thing you complain about is something that you do. It is pure insanity. What's next? Are you going to complain about us calling ourselves FromWithin?
As usual, you have it all twisted around.
Tell me how my debates are FORCING you to read them. If you don't like what I say, just don't bother reading my debates or responding to them. IT'S THAT SIMPLE!
We are talking about a person's right to ban people, from HIS created debate, who are being vulgar, childish, deceptive, or just plain insulting and disruptive and monopolizing the debate.
To take away our right to ban these people, is encouraging more of the same. When a person knows he will be banned for certain behavior, many times the person will try to do better and who knows..... maybe he won't even get banned.
What a novel idea. It's called (as I like to say) shamming irresponsibility to encourage responsibility.
If you don't like our responses don't read them. If you don't like the copied debates, don't read them. We aren't forcing you to read our responses. Again, it goes both ways and you never seem to realize it.
If the website was run by you it would just be your rhetoric without any opposing opinions. That's exactly what your title described. You don't ban people for the reasons you listed.
FYI, you have shamed responsibility, so you should get off your high horse.
You say .....
You have all the right in the world to free speech but you have NO RIGHT to force others to listen to it.
I've never heard of anyone being forced to listen ; why do you ask a question and make a statement if you do not want debate ?
It sounds like you only want people posting who agree with you which is actually denying freedom of speech .
That is your logic and totally incorrect.
I WANT TO DEBATE WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE CIVIL AND WILL NOT DENY THE OBVIOUS WHEN IT IS CLEARLY PRESENTED.
Just one simple example is when Democrats deny supporting no restriction abortions of viable babies for any reason up to birth. It is FACT that they are supporting this inhumanity when they vote for the people keeping it legal. But so many of you deny it!
I have better things to do then play pretend debating where people are not honest with what they support. When we debate people like that, we are truly wasting our time. The ban feature instantly stops the deception in it's tracks.
If I can't ban deceptive people in my own created debates, their posts are constantly put in my face and forcing me to read them!
You say .....I WANT TO DEBATE WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE CIVIL AND WILL NOT DENY THE OBVIOUS WHEN IT IS CLEARLY PRESENTED......
Again you're wrong , what you state as the obvious is merely your opinion so again you're saying if people agree with you that's fine if not suffer the consequences
No one could ever force anyone to listen.Listening is a mental process that requires understanding or at least trying to understand. If someone doesn't want to understand then they are not listening.
Now I agree with banning insults and arguments that personally attack someone rather than respond to the argument. I find those types of arguments useless. Why does someone ever feel the need to insult? Everyone is entitled to their opinion and insults bring nothing.
But then again banning does not remove the argument. Banning should be for people who are harassing. Continuously responding when you decided not respond.
YOU would just LOVE to "have us strapped in a chair" and have to listen to "conservative Rhetoric"! Sit there and shut up and agree with me or I will BAN YOU!
Well, we don't have to listen to you any more than we expect YOU to listen to U.S.! (The majority)! You, apparently, don't like when WE don't like YOUR rhetoric, when WE disagree with "your rhetoric"! Are you sitting down now?? Strapped in comfortably?? I am FORCING you to listen! YOU ARE RIDICULOUS! Got that?? Stupidity comes FromWithin! GOT THAT! You LOVE being "forced", don't you.???
1) You smear everyone and anyone who disagrees with you as being Progressive or Democrat. There indeed are independents, there indeed are people at every stage of the political spectrum on this site and you lump anyone not as conservative as yourself as simply Progressive.
2) You control whether you're in your chair or not. You log on. You can log off. you can also pre-ban almost the whole site if you want.
3) You literally paper this site with conservative topics. Between FromWithin and SaintNow the majority of the live debates tend to come from one of the two of you.
4) What the hell are you doing on a debate website if you don't want people to debate you?