Every once in a while we are going to re-post this to ensure it's "fresh" on the front page of our blog. We want everyone to have the option to express themselves. We are open to writings on both the right and the left, and we will publish all that are submitted. We hope to get a few more from the right, however, since we want to see more Loudmouth Elephants out there. The left is very good at being vocal, and I don't think conservatives are keeping up. Do we want our positions heard? Do we want people to understand our viewpoints? We conservatives need to be louder and prouder!
The original post:
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.
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