A Request for a Modicum of Decorum

I’m neither the owner of RMG nor one of its moderators, that would be Rob & a few other friendly faces around here, but I am going to put forth a general request for a modicum of decorum.  Sure, there has been plenty of rough even salty language here on this blog for over the years, and I have no desire to either seek censorship or infringe upon someone’s First Amendment rights, but reading it even the past few days has led me to be fed up with the course, base, vulgar, and down right obscene language floating around this corner of the blogosphere.  

RMG isn’t a locker room full of jocks and as such we should remember that there are a good many ladies, and perhaps even children, who read the website.  There’s no reason for this blog to be rife with proverbial four-letter words or vulgar anatomical references.  We should no have to question if you proverbially kiss your mother with that foul mouth nor should verbiage best let on street corners or dirty movies be used in refined public places.

I’ll simply assert that if you, and I’ll leave that up to each of our own individual consciousness’s to decide if you run afoul here, cannot adequately espouse or defend your own opinions and positions without resorting to anything less than an edifying usage of the King’s English then I’ll maintain that your view is likely both untenable and not worth posting.

At the end of the day, the vast majority of us are self-professed conservative Republicans and while I do not necessarily expect a level of discourse mirroring William F. Buckley, Jr., we should not be an embarrassment to our cause and our party by resorting to the lowest forms of expression.

I’m not exactly a prude, nor am I a stranger for such utterances in less appropriate places – after all I come from a very long line of truck drivers & fishermen – but enough is enough, it’s time we collectively crawled out of the knuckle dragging gutter of foul language and raised the discourse to a level befitting God and country.

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