posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 02:52 PM
Ah, what the hell...
I, Burdman30ott6, Pledge and Promise to do my part in making political discourse on ATS a thing to be proud of, and to maintain a civil tone in
discussions in all areas, but most importantly in Decision 2008 and all other political forums.
To that end, I will consciously avoid using any of the following offensive tactics in my posts:
-*- mindless repetition of divisive spoon-fed political talking points
-*- patently false information about candidates presented as truth
-*- exaggerated disaster scenarios if one or the other is elected
-*- shameful racism
-*- shameful bastardization of candidate names
-*- shameful focus on personalities instead of issues
-*- pathetic fear mongering
-*- embarrassingly little focus on real, important, vital issues
If I do commit any of the aforementioned tactics, I will immediately admit it and will accept the label of "ass" as it pertains to the post in which
I committed the transgression.
I changed the last line, however. The concept of "offended" isn't one that I will ever willingly acknowledge. I especially changed it because of
the "shamefull racism" issue. Far too many times I've watched people offer tearfull apologies for some offhanded, completely non-racist comment
they may have made, all because someone claimed they were offended and started playing the racism card. I don't apologize for anything I may say...
if I am wrong on something, I will admit it, but apologies are reserved for issues that actually matter (like deeds, not mere words.)