The whole point of free speech is not to make ideas exempt from criticism but to expose them to it.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

And awaaaay we go!

Welcome to the Decorum Forum, a blog designed to provide a place for adult discussion of issues pertaining to Rapid City, Pennington County, Black Hills, West River, South Dakota, National and International politics – in that order.

I've started this blog as place where people who disagree can present their cases. It will be a moderated blog. For the most part, your thoughts will be posted as you write them. However, this is not the place where you can come to call others names or ridicule people whose thoughts differ from yours.

I have a long history in the news business and am experienced in critical writing and editing. Criticism is allowed and encouraged. Insults are not. Your posts may be edited to remove any potential libel.

I am extremely sensitive to libel issues. If you're going to post something here about another person, it needs to be provably true. Posts critical of people who are not legitimate public figures (in the news), will be stricken.

Welcome. I'll begin posting very soon.


Bill Fleming said...

Nice look, Mike. Here's a test comment.

donna said...

Nice job Michael and an excellent decision. You now have such freedom to express yourself without an overseer. I'll look forward to checking this frequently to see what you're up to. (Nice picture of the Dodge's !)