When I first started Conserve & Protect it was because there was a group of people in Richardson who were being attacked and had no way of getting their voices heard in the blogosphere. I figured that C&P would allow those different thoughts and opinions to be expressed...and for a while it did.
During the campaign I felt like we were able to show a different side of some of the candidates, and shine some light into the shadows on the Coalition; it created a forum for contributors to post wonderful insight and we even had some laughs (at Schnurr's expense).
But lately things have changed, and with the way some of you anonymous commenters behave, I'm not sure I want to give you a voice any longer. We've stopped standing up for the underdog and instead become a pack of wolves.
The comments on this blog have been going down hill for a while, many pointless personal attacks have been made, some of which I have even had to delete because they were so ugly and hateful. But then last week on David's blog, the wolves went after Bill Keffler's kids. His children had posted anonymously in defense of their father. They were then cursed at, torn apart and even had their facebook pages linked to.
Seriously? This is what we're voluntarily giving our time for? To create a forum for hate and venom? Tell me again how we are any better than the Coalition? Because like I said, at this point I don't necessarily want to be associated with either side.