FreeRepublic purges have consequences….

Well, someone got ticked off they got zotted in JimRob’s latest purge over DADT:

Hello. You don’t know me under this name. For reasons that are going to be obvious soon, I didn’t wish to send you this message with my usual Free Republic account. This message is an invitation, a welcome to a new forum called

While I love the people who make up Free Republic, I have many complaints about Jim Robinson and his cronies who run the actual website. Over and over again, whenever somebody has complained or offered suggestions, they have been told by JimRob and others to go and start their own website if they know so much. Well, I’ve decided to take them up on that offer.

I’ve started for three simple reasons, and once you’ve read those reasons, I’m sure you’ll agree that we need to make a few adjustments if we want this powerful bastion of conservatism to remain. The first reason is simple: Free Republic is too important to left in the hands of JimRob. Jim and his son John have repeated stated that if just one Freepathon goal isn’t met, that’s it – “Free Republic will be dead.” I can’t stand the idea of America without Free Republic. Imagine if we hadn’t been there when Dan Rather was passing around his forgeries, how different things would be today. Now realize that, as things are going, we won’t be around when the next Rathergate happens. We can’t allow that to happen, and since JimRob has publicly refused to deal with this issue, we have to take matters into our own hands. My solution is

The second reason is that I believe that free market capitalism has made America great, and that attempting any other system will lead us to ruin. A belief JimRob apparently doesn’t share, since he continues to refuse to place ads on Free Republic and instead depend on a PBS-esque donation system. We are not NPR, and we are not a charity – why do we raise money like one? For this reason, I’ve developed to depend on advertisements. will not depend on donations, instead, we will depend on the opportunities provided by the free market to create a self-sustaining version of Free Republic – without the constant Freepathons.

The third reason is that JimRob is, in my opinion, a petty tyrant. How many of you know somebody who was purged? How many wonder if you may be next on the list? If you’re neither of these people, consider this: Giuliani was America’s Mayor in 2008. That didn’t stop JimRob from purging all his supporters without warning. How do you know that whoever you support in the Republican primaries won’t raise JimRob’s wrath? How do you know the next purge group won’t be Mormons, Jews, Birthers, Pro-Palin, Anti-Palin, and so on? I believe that purging the non-believers and demanding total mental agreement with the “Dear Leader” is the exact opposite of conservative values, regardless of where JimRob stands on abortion and homosexuality. And for that reason, I’ve set up as a place where conservatives who follow the rules will not be banned, no matter how much I disagree with them. Regardless of your politics, religion, or favorite sport team, you will only be banned for breaking the rules. is a purge-free zone.

So, I hope you’ve read all this, and will accept my invitation. If this seems like something you can believe in, come to, sign up, and start talking. And if you like it, spread the word. Because Free Republic is too important to just let die.

This may bet interesting, so stay tuned!

4 thoughts on “FreeRepublic purges have consequences….

  1. I left after my Jan 1st opus.
    The cliques who have become offensive.
    The anti Catholic (and anti Church thread) just tiresome/boring.
    If I sign up at a new site it will have to be truly family friendly with an adult backroom perhaps.

    I upgraded from webtv to logitech and now have unlimited access to the internet.
    I like our family twitter as we have it set to the Conservative Catholic and comedy perimeters that are insightful/educational/advocasy and can basically allow our twitter and facebook accts to be our home and we are the owners and rule setters.

    Will check our your new site to see if it takes off.
    FreeRepublic has for our family lost it’s mission of grassroots.

    Heck to browse headlines of FR you can do that on twitter and not have to put up with the childish/mentally imbalanced posters/ect that left us embarrassed to be apart of the site.

    But it served it’s purpose when we had dial up webtv and did not have much access other sites.

  2. The latest purge at Free Republic might be the most damaging to it long-term. Conservatives like myself and a poster with the handle, Pissant, have been banned for criticizing Sarah Palin for not being conservative enough.

    It’s one thing to stand on conservative principles and rid the group of those that don’t share them. But, to have a bias in favor of candidate while sacrificing principle is quite another thing.

    There is almost a cult-like worship of Palin at FR, similar the type of adoration that was exhibited toward Obama by liberals in 2008. It’s really frightening and sad to see.

  3. Thank you for this site. I was banned from free republic for not adoring Sarah Palin. I am a conservative pro life catholic mother of 4 daughters. My first child (deceased at 7 months) was handicapped. I merely pointed out that it is impossible to properly mother your children and be in public at the same time. It just can’t be done. Something will give and it will be the children. I was vilified for pointing this out. I know this because I am a mother.

    My daughters are very successful so far – the oldest (24) is an oncology nurse, the second (22) is a rising 2L at Washington and Lee – the third (19) is an actress studying theater in NYC and the fourth (13 and a half) has battled a serious bone marrow disease – is stable and has been a Make a wish ambassador among many other accomplishments.

    My point was that she cannot raise her family well and be out there in politics at the same time.

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