The irony of the situation was astounding to me. For years I have written political blogs routinely touting my Conservatism, a position which I know is anathema to the Facebook organization, yet it never subjected me to any adverse action. But I decided, starting this past Thanksgiving, to focus totally on peaceful and non-political things for the entire Christmas holiday period, including memories, Christmas stories, things about my new book about family life with horses and nature and my faith. In posting on other sites, I have been careful to follow the rules for posting, so I have no idea who or what caused this action. But I do know that when a social media organization which is supposed to be supportive of free speech selectively singles out someone with no reason other than someone didn't like it, we have a problem. Certainly individual sites can change their rules and requirements if they wish. It's their site, they can do whatever they want for any reason. But for Facebook to make snap judgments impacting across the board with no opportunity for response turns it into a "snitch" organization reminiscent of some of the worst periods in history.
This is a good example of why freedom of speech is so important provided that we live within reasonable standards. I don't use "F" bombs, I don't get nasty with people, but I will defend my position on things logically and without anger. When Americans are precluded from such actions, it is a detriment to all of us, for when it can happen to one, it can happen to all. And when that happens, freedom as we know it is lost. This isn't political; it's about a way of life that Americans cherish.
I apologize for getting off my direction for the season but I felt this important. And I will get back on track tomorrow if, hopefully, someone at Facebook decides to wake up and do what's right. In the meantime, God bless you all and always stand for freedom with God as a centerpiece. It's the only way to live up to the heritage we were given by the blood which so many shed and the grace of He who created us.