On Monday, I briefly mentioned receiving a blog comment last week from someone calling themselves "Anonymous." "Anonymous" has inspired me to implement a brand new blog policy. I call it, "No Cowards Allowed." Below, I explain the new policy.
There are 2 types of people I can’t stand – liars and cowards. Liars and cowards are getting to be a dime a dozen. Cowards come in many forms, but the ones I'm concerned with in regards to my new blog policy are the ones who leave "Anonymous” comments on blogs and websites. They are people who don’t want anyone to know who they are, because they don’t have the "cojones" to say what they have to say in person, or in a way where they can be identified.
The "Anonymous" commenter from last week is one such coward. Effective immediately, The Sheepdog will NO longer allow "Anonymous" comments to post to this blog which are critical or trash someone, some company, some group, some organization, etc. You can type them in, but you will be wasting your time as I will automatically delete them before they post. Basically, if a commenter doesn’t have the "cojones" to tell who they are, and their comment is negative in nature (positive or neutral anonymous comments are o.k.), then I will not give them any credibility or publicity by posting their cowardly comment. It's time for commenters to “man up” or shut up - their choice.
Before anyone says, "But Sheepdog, that's censorship. That's a violation of the 1st Amendment. I thought you were a 'Constitutional Conservative' ?" I am a Conservative who very much supports the 1st Amendment. However, it's my blog. Therefore, my rules. You don't like it ? Then, sue "Anonymous."
Now in regards to "Anonymous" from the other day, if you want to re-submit your comment with a valid ID associated with it, I will be happy to post it. Until then, crawl back under your rock and go away, but know this - I already know who you are.