What this blog is all about…
The purpose of this blog is to provide resources, information, and a forum for individuals to express their opinions, no matter “whose side” they are on. The comment sections on this blog are “open”, that is to say, speak your mind. However, I do ask that you refrain from profanity and the blatant attacking of another individual’s views, and keep it “G” rated. This is a forum for diplomatic, intellectual discussion, not an environment for bashing of another’s beliefs. Any comments made in this manner will be deleted.
I believe in the rights of the people to have their voices heard. I believe that each individual’s voice has the right to be made known, and to be considered for their value. It is only after all testimony is heard and evidence is presented (that is made available) that one can make a clear and concise decision about the subject at hand.
I do not believe in the concept of ad hominem. Appealing to one’s emotions and prejudices instead of one’s ability to think intellectually for themselves is a detestable tactic and goes against this country’s very first amendment:
“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.”
Therefore, I make every effort possible to my small human existence to uphold that amendment in all of my writings. As I am human, I will make mistakes, just as all of mankind is prone to making mistakes. If at anytime during my posts, you find that I am guilty of misinformation, typos, or other editorial mistakes I ask that they be brought to my attention immediately so that I may correct them accordingly. But please remember, individual opinions are the right of every person. What is right for one may not be right for another, and vice versa. But that does not make them wrong. I ask that you respect this in the comment sections of this blog.
That being said, I would like to make sure the air is clear about exactly what my position is on this subject. Check out the page at the top, “Clarification of My Position”. This is the statement I had prepared for the Wild Horse and Burro Program Advisory Board meeting in Reno, NV on December 07, 2009. It’s the best explanation I can think of for this purpose.
One more thing: When reading the different posts and comments on this blog page, please do so with an open mind. This crazy, mixed-up world of ours is made up of so many individuals with so many different views and thoughts. We owe it to ourselves and to those that we are charged to protect and preserve to collect every possible piece of information, right down to the last drop, no matter how much we agree or disagree, and take those points into consideration.
Thank you kindly,
Tracie Lynn Thompson
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