Open Chat... All Day, Every Day! Express Your Views, Debate, and Challenge the Views of Others!

In order to keep up with the nature of free, spirited debate, I wanted to place the chat feature at the top of the homepage. This ensures people can come here and share their views on anything they wish and not have it be related to any specific discussion. Here, people can share ideas, links, and views "unmoderated" and an their own pace. To me, this makes The Elephant in the Room blog truly a place for debate.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

READER'S POSTS - Our Open Forum Blog

The Elephant in the Room exists for many reasons. The most important of those reasons is to provide a platform for any person of any political opinion to express him/herself. We are a conservative blog (obviously), and we have our views and our opinions. Yes, we stand by them. This does not mean we are the gold standard for political opinions, and we are always open to views from "the other side." Of course, whether it's a Reader's Post or an article we see on a mainstream media news site, we might challenge (respectfully) the views of anything we wish. We always promise to treat all posters with respect.

We provide open posting in our "Reader's Posts." We feel that this is a perfect way for the politically minded to express themselves without the work and upkeep of running a blog (we currently have 3 on our staff). Reader's Posts are articles that readers of all kinds (full time readers and the casual blog checkers) write and submit to our blog to be posted. We edit theses posts minimally (most edits are for blog formatting, not content) and post them as the author wishes.

If you would like us to post your work in our Reader's Posts please email us at and:

1. Keep it clean. Please refrain from using profanity and any form of hate speech (we are all adults; we don't have to explain what hate speech is)
2. Give us the title you would like to post it under. If you don't, that's fine. We will make one up for you.
3. Let us know how you would like the author named (your personal name, a handle, username, anonymous, etc.)

Once we receive, read, and edit your post, we will send you a screenshot of how it would look on our blog in addition to a word document of the exact text (content plus a disclaimer) that will be used in your post. After you review these documents and approve of them, we post your post live. Feel free to use the comments section as you wish to answer questions, defend your positions, etc.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us. We hope people use our blog as a launchpad for their political ideas.


  1. Great idea! I always want to write (well mostly bitch) but don't have the time to write a blog to get it seen. Will send something in soon!

  2. This is a great way to attempt to circumvent the mainstream MEDIA. I am a conservative and believe in my country, but we have to stop the spending of our nation! We MUST stop the spending. MY first way of starting is to clean up our so called fiscal cliff, and stop or at least limit any money sent to foreign nations. We must stop spending! This is one of the answers to our country's over-spending! Stop FOREIGN AID!

    1. Thank you for the kind words, fellow patriot! If you ever choose to write something out, the instructions above are a great way to ensure it gets on our blog. Lots of people will debate it, and your views will be expressed. Thank you again!