Great Moments in Civil Discourse: Liberals Threaten Six-Year-Old

What happens when a six-year-old kid is videoed giving reasons to not vote for Obama?

Death threats, of course!

Take a look at the video…

http://youtu.be/wOnHrAGKwJ4

Now, here are some of the reactions from the “tolerant left.”

Patriot Update recently posted a video on YouTube entitled, “6-Year-Old Gives 10 Reasons NOT to Vote for Obama!”, which has caused liberals to go on the warpath. With over 350,000 views and climbing, the venomous and hate-filled comments from the left are intolerable. Liberal around the country are accusing the parents of “brainwashing” and “exploiting” their child. (Somehow a bunch of elementary school children singing praises to Obama doesn’t count as “brainwashing or exploitation.”) Ironically, the left couldn’t care less if you abort your child. Teaching them conservative values, however, is tantamount to child abuse!

Patriot Update has more details and screenshots, so get over there and check it out.  

Just consider this another lesson in liberal “tolerance.”

H/T: Front Porch Politics

Conservatives need to stand up, speak up, and drive the narrative

I’m tired of the left driving the narrative this election cycle.  We have anemic economic growth, over 8 percent unemployment, little to no job growth with a bleak outlook, no budget for three years, Obamacare and the Dodd-Frank financial reform laws destroying our healthcare and economic systems, over $5 trillion more on the national credit card, the loss of our triple AAA credit rating, failed green energy companies at the taxpayer’s expense, a massive tax increase (Obamacare) on the American people, the fast and furious scandal leading to the Attorney General of the United States being held in contempt, the FED monetizing our debt and devaluing our dollar leading to inflation, the doubling of gas prices since 2009, and a President running roughshod over the rule of law and our constitution.  All these very serious problems we face as a nation; our very future hangs in the balance and the left wants us to shift our focus towards the tax returns for the past 10 years of Mitt Romney.   How has this ridiculous narrative that should insult the intelligence of most Americans, hijacked the real debate we should be having over the issues that will impact our children and grandchildren?

This is how ridiculous it has gotten.  Yesterday Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) proposed legislation that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns from the past 10 years.  Not only would they be required to release their returns but they would also have to disclose any overseas investments; those evil Swiss bank accounts.  Rep. Sander Levin said Romney should “set the example” for future candidates and release his returns. But then he said the law must be changed so release of tax information is not at the discretion of candidates.  So where exactly do they get this so call legislative power to create such a law?  The last I checked the constitution is very clear about the requirements that a candidate must meet to be eligible to run for President of the United States. I don’t recall anything about having to release their tax returns for even one year.

Article II, section I of the constitution states:  No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.   So it would actually make more sense to craft a bill that would require potential candidates to show their birth certificate to prove they are a natural born citizen and provide confirmation of their age.  To add eligibility requirements for candidates to release their tax returns and disclose overseas investments would require an amendment.  Well it would require an amendment if we actually followed the constitutional process to change the constitution.  We don’t do that anymore, our elected representatives make it up as they go and pass bills without any regard to our constitution.  My point is this insane narrative is being pushed forward by a united Democratic front with little or no resistance from the right.  Where is the right?  Why aren’t conservatives as united in defending Romney as the Democrats are in attacking him?

This is a perfect example of how the right lets the narrative slip through their fingers even though everything I stated in the first paragraph of this article is factual and is the reality many Americans live with each day.  The left has become skilled at shifting the focus away from the facts and towards their narrative.  They are emotional thugs and agitators who will lie and cheat their way to a win.  They use emotional appeal and class warfare to pretend they’re the defenders of the down trodden.  They count on emotion because when people are in an emotional state their judgment tends to be clouded.  They employ a “get the rich” tactic, tapping into the raw emotions of envy and jealously.  They say and do whatever it takes to advance their narrative and for the most part get very little resistance from the right.   Remember when President Bush was hammered by the left day in and day out not matter what he did.  I remember how frustrated I was that he didn’t fight back.  Instead he became a punching bag for the left that propelled them to retake the House in 2006 and the Senate and Presidency in 2008.  This cannot happen again.  The right must start pushing back and standing on principle.  When truth is our shield nothing can penetrate it.

We need a united conservative front at all levels.  From bloggers to elected representatives, we need to stand on principle and stop being punching bags for the left.  If they use emotional appeal, we use reason and logic with the same conviction.  If they lie then we expose them for the liars they are, because only through lies can they advance their narrative.  We must be united so we can wrestle the narrative back and remind people just how bad things have been under the Democrats watch.  As bad as things are now they can become a great deal worse if Obama is reelected.  People need to be reminded of all the above facts day in and day out.  They need to see through the political theater the Democrats are putting on in an attempt to shift their focus from the things that really matter.  And lastly we need to show how the narrative of “hating the rich” is the antithesis of everything America is supposed to be about.

Our founders wanted each of us to have an opportunity to be successful no matter where we were born on the social ladder.  It’s time we stop turning our backs on the opportunity our founders envisioned for each of us.  It’s time to advance a new narrative; one that is powered by liberty and freedom.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!

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Saturday Links: Facebook Friends Pics Edition Volume 24

Greetings folks!  It’s Saturday, so it’s early, but some real life activities are forcing me to change the timing of the linky posts.  So, here are the links, as well as some pictures respectfully lifted from my Facebook friends.  Enjoy!

A Conservative Teacher

A PATRIOTIC ROTTWEILER

Ace of Spades HQ

Adrienne’s Corner

All American Blogger

Always on Watch

America’s Watchtower

American Perspective

An Ol’Broad’s Ramblings

ARRA News Service

Ask Marion

Atlas Shrugs

Bacon Time!!!!!

Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead

Beer, Guns, and Baseball

Blogs for Borders

blogsense-by-barb

Bob’s Blog

Bunkerville

Capitol Commentary

Catholibertarian

Caught Him With a Corndog

Cmblake6’s Weblog

Conservative Blog Central

Conservatives on Fire

Da Tech Guy

Daily Pundit

Doug Ross

Eye of Polyphemus

Feed Your ADHD

Five Ft Three

Free North Carolina

Freedom, By The Way

Frugal Cafe Blog Zone

Full Metal Patriot

Fuzzy Logic

Gulag Bound

Gun Toting, Bible Thumping, Bitter Americans

H & B

Hogewash

Hot Air

Infidel Bloggers Alliance

Innominatus

Instapundit

Just a Conservative Girl

King Shamus

Knuckledraggin my life away

Kyozokuninja

Left Coast Resistance

Left-Wing Institute for Civil Discourse

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Liberty Works

Lonely Conservative

Maggie’s Notebook

Manhattan Infidel

Motor City Times

Muellerstuff

Nebraska Energy Observer

Nice Deb

NoneOfAnyImport

Nonsensible Shoes

Nuke Gingrich

Political Clown Parade

Political Policy

Political Realities

Proof Positive

Proud American Capitalist

Radio Patriot

Randy’s Roundtable

Reaganite Republican

Redstate

RedStateEclectic

Republican Redefined

Right Klik

Rightlinks

rjjrdq’s America II

Sister Toldjah

Sitting on the Edge of the Sandbox, Biting my Tongue

Small Dead Animals

Soylent Green

Speak Up

Start Thinking Right

Stix Blog

Tea Party America

TeresAmerica

Texas Fred

That Mr G Guy

The Amusing Bunni’s Musings

THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS

The Big Feed

The Camp of the Saints

The Classic Liberal

The Conservative Lady

The Conservatory

The Country Thinker

The Daley Gator

The Other McCain

The Political Commentator

The republican Mother

The Scottcarp Dream

The Sentry Journal

The Spread Eagle Patriot

The TrogloPundit

Theo Spark

To be Right

Totus

USA Partisan 2009

Voting American

Washington Rebel

Western Front America

Western Hero

What Would The Founders Think?

Woodsterman

WyBlog

Zilla of the Resistance

RadioZilla – Updated – Audio Recording of the Show Now Available!

There you have it.  Click on some of those links, and have a great weekend!

Thanks a Ton: I’ve Been Blogging for Three Years!

Actually, the “blogaversary” was on Saturday.  Three years ago then, Posted The Piggly Wiggly and the Porkulus, and the Conservative Hideout was drug, kicking and screaming, into the world.

What do I say?  I have a ton of people to thank, like Snarky Basterd, who inspired me to start blogging in the first place.  Then, there have been all the contributors, like Don, the late Ken Minor, AG, Matthew, Marie, Jackie,  Jason, A Conservative Teacher, Jim, John, Manhattan Infidel, and RHM.

That’s just for starters:

Pam Geller:  Who took the time to link me, and actually responded to my emails when I had only been blogging for a few weeks.

Nuke Gingrich:  For the same reason.  Nuke was a early linker and commenter.

Dr. Bill, of the ARRA News Service, and Blogs for Borders:  For supporting us early on.

The Liberty Pen:  Who linked early and often.

Steamboat McGoo:  Who made me laugh my posterior off, and was a another early supporter.

Solyent Green:  For obvious reasons.  (Birthday spassfabrik is always a consideration)

The Classic Liberal:  Another early supporter, and who has helped me with more coding issues than you can shake a stick at.

Steve at Motor City Times:  Yet another early supporter, and a fellow of the Resistance.

The Amusing Bunni:  Proof that kitteh’s and politics go together.

Wyblog:  The man is a great serving of insight, with a healthy side of sarcasm.

The ‘Bot:  Tweets and Facebook links almost everything here.  He is the ultimate in artificial blogging intelligence.

Steve Dennis:  Who has commented consistently at the CH even when I haven’t been able to get to his place.

Innominatus:  For the humor and support.

Larry Jackson at Political Realities:  For being there early on, and commenting so much over the years.

The Other McCain:  Who has been an inspiration and guide, and has linked me far more than I have been worthy.

 King Shamus:  For all of the kind words, which have always served as encouragement.

Doug at the Daley Gator:  For links and great source material.

Angel:  Who always drops and encouraging comment, and has a unique style of blogging all of her own.

To be Right: For listing me on his list of the best Conservative bloggers.

Zilla: For linking, and giving me an award.

Hans, at Western Front America:  For publishing my stuff, and posting an article of mine at the Goracle’s mothership, Current TV.  There was much debating liberals on that day.  Ironically, the blog was called Conservative Hideout for a reason.  I planned on blogging anonymously.  But, I never told Hans that, so he used my name at his place.  Hence, the Hideout stopped being a hideout at all.

I know I’ve forgotten people, and I apologize for that.  However, I did want to point out some of the people that have contributed to the success that we’ve had here.  And I hope that they will continue to help make the CH 2.0 a success.

Here’s to another three!

Santorum Capitalizes on Tuesday Victories

Once again, the pundits are shocked, and Romney’s inevitability has again been put on hold.   Rick Santorum won three states on Tuesday, and it appears that his campaign has had an influx of cash as well.  More on the influx of cash from The Blaze…

His three wins yesterday were bound to give his fundraising numbers a boost today — but Rick Santorum says a steady stream of dollars started to pour in even before his polling numbers began to rise.

“We’ve had a great 24 hours,” Santorum told CBS News in an interview. “My guess is we’ve raised—I haven’t heard exactly, but my guess is we’re in around a half-million dollars since [Tuesday] morning. So we’ve had a good day and we’ve had a good couple of weeks, you know, finishing in the teens in Nevada and Florida and yet, our fundraising was increasing as our numbers were not in those two states.

“And I think that gave us the impression that we could do well on Tuesday and we put a lot of time and energy into those three states. I’m not lying about that. We rolled the dice last night and obviously it paid off.”

Perhaps donors sensed the impending victories in the middle of the country.

Rick Santorum’s Super PAC — the Red, White and Blue Fund — had a good day, too:

“We’ve been working at a speed faster than any other day the super PAC has seen in this election season,” Stuart Roy, a political advisor to the Red White and Blue Fund, wrote in an email to the Los Angeles Times/Tribune Washington Bureau. “We haven’t made a single fundraising call today because potential donors have been the ones calling us.” …

Roy said the incoming resources would allow the super PAC to do voter advocacy and polling in states it had not originally planned to target.

“The final decisions haven’t yet been made on television ad placement but we are taking a hard look at states that may have previously been viewed as completely uphill…both ways,” Roy wrote. “For instance, a couple of the Southern states are in play since [Mitt] Romney’s Northeastern politics don’t play well there.  And although [Newt] Gingrich may look a bit like Paula Deen, politically he’s no Southerner.”

My take?  People have been looking for the anti-Romney.  Many apparently believe that they have found it in Santorum.  I take this as a sign that many Conservatives are put off by Romney, his history, his Alinsky-styled campaign, and the fact that he is the favorite of the MSM and the GOP establishment.

Also, the grudge match between Obama and the Catholic Church may be galvanizing Social Conservatives, and Santorum would be the primary beneficiary of that sudden increase in interest.  Given Romney’s history of supporting abortion rights, Santorum might be poised to take it to the establishment’s choice.  The real question is if Santorum can withstand the Romney smear machine.  Santorum hasn’t the baggage that Gingrich carries, so team RINO will be hard pressed to invent some allegations to use against him.  That won’t stop them from trying, however.

As for Newt Gingrich, he did not fare well.  Several weeks ago, he suggested that all other candidates quite the campaign, and let him take on Romney.   After Tuesday, that suggestion seems most premature.

Thinking realistically, Santorum didn’t gain much, at least in terms of delegates, however, he did show that Romney can be beaten convincingly, and that this show isn’t over.  Send the fat lady backstage folks, this is just getting started.

The Demographics Still Hold: More Americans are Conservative, but why is the Left so Successful?

Every year, Gallup does a poll to determine the political division in America.  This year, the results were much the same as in the last two, with nearly twice a Americans reporting themselves to be “Conservative” as those identifying as “liberal.”  The Blaze has some more coverage…

The Gallup poll shows that 40 percent of Americans consider themselves conservative; 35 percent moderate; and 21 percent view themselves as liberal. The figures are no different than they were in 2010 and conservatives have outnumbered both moderates and liberals for three years running now.

Politico adds:

Conservatives began outstripping moderates in 2008, and the percentage of moderates has declined steadily over the last two decades, from 43 percent 1992 to 35 percent in 2011.

In fact, both self-identified conservatives and liberals have risen in number since the early 1990s, indicating a growing polarization in American politics.

While self-identified conservatives dominate the Republican Party, making up 71 percent, the Democratic Party is more split – 39 percent of Democrats view themselves as liberal, and 38 percent consider themselves moderates.

It might be worth noting that, per the poll’s findings, independents are mainly moderate (41 percent), but veer more towards conservatism (35 percent) than liberalism (20 percent).

So, we outnumber the “enemy.”  But when then, are the liberals so successful?  Being only 20% of the population, why do they have an impact beyond their numbers?  Here are some thoughts.

1.  Liberals are well placed.  During the “long march through the institutions,” leftists, and flat out communists, occupied important positions in influential institutions:  Education and media, in particular.  Doing so allows them to control what is taught to children at all levels.  Then, they attempt to control the information that is released to the public.  They were successful in that area for many years, but now, the alternative media is making a significant dent in their power.

2.  Liberals are better organized.  Being collectivists in their nature, leftists are well suited to the role of being drones.  They are more likely to give up themselves to a cause, and show blind faith towards it.  Conservatives, on the contrary, are more individually minded, and tend to be more self sufficient, not only in actions, but in thought.  That does, at times leave us at a disadvantage, but it also means that we don’t submit all that well.   That makes leftist plans and policies far more difficult to implement and maintain.

3.  Conservatives might be a bit more busy.  If you recall, in 2009, CBS engaged in what Limbaugh would call, “a random act of journalism.”  They published the results of a poll that indicated that the average Tea Party member was in their early 40’s, made slightly more than the median income, and was more likely to be college educated.  Looking at that data, we might assume that most have families, have careers, and are probably working towards their individual goals.  That is, my friends, how it should be, but it doesn’t always leave room for activism, indoctrination, thuggery, and the other hallmark behaviors of liberals.

4.  Also, knowing my own experiences, and the stories of other bloggers, I wonder what “kind” of Conservatives this 40% is?  I know that drank establishment GOP Kool-Aid for some time before I woke up.  I called myself a Conservative, but it was the weak, big government, NeoCon brand, and I didn’t know the why’s and how’s of Conservatism.  So, I have to ask, how many of these Conservatives are as I was?  I’m almost afraid that I will get an answer.

At any rate, those are my thoughts.  Comments are welcome, as always.

There’s no rest for the Tea Parties

It’s not time to quite, it’s time to take on the GOP establishment.

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Don’t You Go Away Tea Partiers- The GOP Establishment Is Fighting Back

Next week here in my county we’ll have a Republican County Convention, and for those of you who can’t make it, I’ll give you a taste of what it is going to be- a battle between the Tea Party and the Establishment. Although many people in the Tea Party think this is some sort of new battle, it is in reality an old battle in the GOP, one that has pitted the libertarian/conservative/teaparty wing of Taft/Coolidge/Goldwater/Reagan/Palin vs the moderate/establishment/progressive wing of Roosevelt/Hoover/Nixon/Bush/McCain. For many years, the teaparty wing cowardly left the field of battle and stayed home while the establishment types ran thing, or would win a victory and then go home to pat themselves on the back while their victory was watered down by the establishment, but hopefully today will be different, because although the establishment has suffered some defeats lately, they don’t intend on going home either.

This battle will be joined at the local level, but also at the national level, and at the national level the establishment part will be played by the K Street Lobby. The following is a good story letting you into a peek at this battle at the national level, from the Washington Examiner, called GOP’s K Street Wing Ready for Insurgent Challenge:

The insurgent conservative Republicans and Tea Party candidates elected Tuesday are obviously a pugnacious and determined bunch, but they’re not the only ones fixing for a battle over the direction of the party. The Republican Beltway establishment and the K Street wing of the GOP are ready to fight any effort to end pork-barrel spending and kill corporate welfare.
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John at the Current discusses Compromise

John takes a look at compromise with the left and moderates.

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My Struggle with Compromise

My Struggle with Compromise

Lately I have been doing a great deal of thinking about finding common ground and compromising with the left or spreading the conservative message.  It has been a bit of a struggle for me because I’ve always despised closed-minded people and lately I have found myself becoming what I so abhor.  I have always believed that the best solutions are found from a variety of sources.  That one side does not have the patent on all the answers.  My problem is that I believe the left has drifted to a place in their ideology that is destructive to America.  They have become consumed with big government solutions and have forsaken the individual.  They have decided they know what is best for us and that we need guidance and structure that only they can provide.  And even though I know all this I still find myself struggling with it.  I started to wonder if other conservatives were struggling with the same issues.

So yesterday I was making my daily rounds and I found an outstanding post onSpellchek titled The Looming Showdown.  Below is an excerpt from the post.

Personal blogs are about as partisan as you can get. People will vehemently defend their view of how society should operate. If the host allows negative comments to post, they are usually not wishy-washy. They will be attacked viciously for their views. Nothing sends most people over the edge more than when you declare that both parties are the same, just dressed up in different clothing. People hate that! They will endlessly rant that our nations problems are the other guys. We now have tv networks dedicated to the left and the right. They push this idea everyday. Most of the shows attempting to be balanced are unwatchable. Listening to the talking heads screaming over each other does not make for good tv.

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Start Thinking Local

John, from The Current, discusses why local politics are so important.

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Start Thinking Local

Start Thinking Local

The other morning on my way to work I was listening to conservative talk radio host Mike Church.  He was interviewing co-author of the book “Who Killed the Constitution?” Dr. Kevin Gutzman and the topic being discussed was the upcoming elections and the role of the states.  I had listened to Dr. Gutzman many times before and found him to be extremely knowledgeable and well versed on our Constitution.  This morning was different however; I sensed a more elevated level of frustration in his tone.  It was the kind of tone that someone has when you feel like your banging you head against the wall because no one is really listening.  I didn’t understand it.  Here we are on the verge of bouncing the Democratic majority in both houses out of office in less than 30 days and turning things around under a new and inspired conservative movement and Dr. Gutzman was less than enthusiastic about it.  I needed to know why.  As I continued to listen I soon began to see and it struck a nerve in me.

You see Dr. Gutzman believes that the solutions to our problems rest with local politics and not on the national level. Since the “Reagan Revolution” conservatives in this country have been living a lie.  The lie is that they believed they could effect change on a national level by electing solid conservatives to fix what is wrong in Washington D.C.  They believed that conservatives who embraced the Constitution, believed in a limited federal government, lower taxes, and fiscal responsibly would save the republic from the tax and spend Democrats.  So in 1994 we gave them a chance to prove their case.  What we ended up with was self-serving politicians that watered down our Constitution by twisting the language to meet their needs.  They justified the need for the massive expansion in the size and authority of the federal government to administer new entitlement programs.  There has been no significant reduction in taxes since the Reagan years even though we have an extremely oppressive progressive tax code that punishes success and rewards mediocrity in the name of compassion.  They have racked up our national credit card with out of control spending.  Both parties are guilty, but what is most disappointing is that the Republicans were supposed to be the party of limited government.  They were supposed to be the party of fiscal responsibility.  I feel like I’ve been hoodwinked…duped.

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Running on Empty

John, From the Current has his take on the current political climate.

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Democrats: Running on Empty

Democrats: Running on Empty

The more I hear all the rhetoric and emotionally charged words the left is throwing at tea party candidates and the conservative movement, the more I can see that they have nothing substantial to bring to the table.  They’re running on empty with an economy that is in the toilet and the stench of unsuccessful policies that surrounds them wherever they go.  “Blue Dogs” are now distancing themselves from the party because they realize that the mood of the nation has shifted against the Democrats and their progressive political ideology.  After all they’ve spent the last 20 months under the party leadership of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid ramming their tyrannical progressive agenda and horrible public policy down our throats against our will.

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This video should be viral

Our contributor, Jason, has found a fantastic video.

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Powerful Presidential Video

Powerful Presidential Video

This video is powerful and moving in my opinion.   If you know your history about the Presidents in this video then it will cause you to think just how far have we come in this country.

Free or Bound
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70 Conservatives Allegedly Censor Digg

This ought to be interesting…

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70 Conservatives Allegedly Censor Digg

This morning, I had some extra time before I had to go to work.  Since that almost never happens, I fired up the antique Dell and checked out my Google page.  Something on Memorandum caught my eye, as it mentioned that there was massive “Censorship of Digg.”

For those of you that haven’t used Digg, it’s a link submission site with millions of users.  One can submit a page, and people will rate it by either “Digging” it, or “burying” it.  Members are also able to post comments about the links in threaded discussions.

When I saw the headline, I assumed that the liberal members over there were caught, coordinating their efforts.   My assumption was based on experience.  There have been many times, particularly during the initial ClimateGate stories, that liberal members would come and bury comments.  I would comment on a link, and a short time later, my comment would not be visible, as it had been buried dozens of times.  One member in particular, is an AGW proponent, and will come to any link  against the “established science,” and tell you how stupid you are.  That member would usually be followed (in months past) by dozens of buries.  That member even came to the link from Manhattan Infidel a couple of weeks ago.  He was dead serious in attacking the Infidel’s well-crafted parody.

I was in for a surprise.  Instead of an expose about liberal bias, the story was about a Conservative group called the Digg Patriots.  Here are some excerpts

This model also made it very susceptible to external gaming whereby users from certain groups attempt to push their viewpoint or articles to the front page to give them traction. This was evident with the daily spamming of the upcoming Political section with white supremacist material from the British National Party (articles which rarely reached the front page). The inverse of this effect is more devastating however. Bury brigades could effectively remove stories from the upcoming sections by collectively burying them.

One bury brigade in particular is a conservative group that has become so organized and influential that they are able to bury over 90% of the articles by certain users and websites submitted within 1-3 hours, regardless of subject material. Literally thousands of stories have already been artificially removed from Digg due to this group. When a story is buried, it is removed from the upcoming section (where it is usually at for ~24 hours) and cannot reach the front page, so by doing this, this one group is removing the ability of the community as a whole to judge the merits or interest of these stories on their own (in essence: censoring content). This group is known as the Digg “Patriots”.

The author goes on to list 70 members of the Digg Patriots.

My name is on that list.

I was invited to join Digg Patriots around a year ago (I was invited to join on August 14, 2009).  My take on it was, at the time, that they existed to try to equalize the liberal bias on Digg.  Here is the invitation that  I received.

70 Conservatives Allegedly Censor Digg

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The Frontline: Conservative Bloggers in the Trenches

This is a great post from our contributor, John Carey.

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The Frontline: Conservative Bloggers in the Trenches

For eight months I have been part of the conservative blogosphere and I must say that it has been one heck of ride.  I have met some outstanding conservative bloggers that have been in the trenches on the frontline of a political ideological war that has been waging for the last few years.  These conservative bloggers are debating and analyzing the issues that neither political party nor the MSM want to touch.

I found myself sometimes agreeing and disagreeing with the opinions of my fellow conservative bloggers and that’s ok because the cause is bigger.  And even though our personal views shape our overall opinion on an issue, I have found through my interactions with conservative bloggers that 99 percent of them believe in the cause and are willing to put it all on the line to advance it.  This cause I speak of it is restoring our Constitutional Republic with limited government.  When we look back on history we see that many of our Founders disagreed on a number of key issues; however they believed in the cause and advanced it with every fiber of their being.  They were on the frontline, grounded in their beliefs and principles, pressing forward against an enemy that was better trained, better equipped, and entrenched.

I was talking to a friend the other night and we were talking about the role conservative bloggers are playing during these pivotal times of our Republic.  He said that one day we will look back on these days and realize that each of us had a role to play in the restoration of the Republic.  He said that we are living in historic times and our actions are being attacked, ridiculed, mocked, analyzed, and subverted from every angle.  We must rise above it all and press forward because anything less is unacceptable.  After I got off the phone with him I pondered our conversation and soon understood that what he was talking about was being on the frontline.

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