Many Republicans are outraged following the discussion ban of the eligibility question imposed yesterday by the Editor-in-Chief of Redstate.com, a leading Republican News Blog published from Washington, D.C.
Eric Erickson justified his action in a post entitled, “Vigilance: I’m Banning Birfers, Truthers, and Groups Affiliated Therewith” for the following reasons:
We must be vigilant. We must be willing to draw a line in the sand and stand against fatuous nonsense that opens up the right to attacks by a left-leaning media intent on embarrassing the good people who have developed through the tea party movement a renewed sense of civic involvement.
Birfers and Truthers have no place among us. And they are most decidedly not welcome at RedState.
Erickson is evidently that kind of Republican who believes politics needs a sort of Inquisition-like approach, ever- vigilant for political “heretics,” and sees his duty as requiring him to ban them from exercising their free speech on constitutional issues.
While I'm not a Truther or even a Birther by any stretch of the imagination, I think this shit is outrageous because this is a blatant violation of free speech rights. They can disagree with them, but banning them for what they think is pretty much no different than the old German Regime. Alas, knowing RedState, they're going to start banning Libertarians, Oxendine supporters, etc because they disagree with them. I heard one person say that she tried to post her opinion on RedState, but it was removed because Erick disagreed with it. WTF!!!??? I think the false Conservatives totalitarian bigots at Redstate need to be starved of attention. Of course, in doing this, these false Conservatives, along with the Liberals, are sinking their own ship in the process, and if it brings about civil debate and real Conservative values to the table, I'm happy.