"What shall be done with the four million slaves if they are emancipated? ... Primarily, it is a question less for man than for God -- less for human intellect than for the laws of nature to solve. It assumes that nature has erred; that the law of liberty is a mistake; that freedom, though a natural want of the human soul, can only be enjoyed at the expense of human welfare, and that men are better off in slavery than they would or could be in freedom; that slavery is the natural order of human relations, and that liberty is an experiment. What shall be done with them? Our answer is, do nothing with them; mind your business, and let them mind theirs. Your doing with them is their greatest misfortune. They have been undone by your doings, and all they now ask, and really have need of at your hands, is just to let them alone. They suffer by every interference, and succeed best by being let alone." ~ Frederick Douglass
Guidelines and Procedures for Bloggers
1. Obviously, don't write or link to anything that implies a threat of physical violence to anyone.
2. Please try not to monopolize the number of posts on the blog.
3. Review recent posts to ensure that you're not posting something that another blogger has already posted.
4. Please verify the accuracy of what you post. We don't want content that's not true. Nothing about wild conspiracy theories unless you can back it up with rock solid evidence from credible sources.
5. What you post should be interesting, informative, provocative, surprising, outrageous, amazing or funny. Make it worth people's time to read what you write.
6. Avoid ad hominem attacks. No flame wars, please.
7. No long manifestos, please. Brevity is the essense of wit.
8. Please, nothing about supporting a political party or candidate, voting, the Constitution, or "good government."
1. Log in to STR. Click on "Blog" at the top right.
2. At the top of the Blogs page just above the first blog post (in white), click on "Create a New Blog Entry."
3. Give your post a title.
4. In the large text box below that, type in text. If you need to insert a hyperlink into a word, highlight the word with your cursor, then click on the Link button in the toolbar. Paste in the URL and ensure the HTTP prefix is kosher with that (see the Protocol drop-down menu). Click OK.
5. In the Topics drop-down menu at the top right of the page, select one or more relevant topic tags. On a Mac, select multiple tags by using the Command button and your curor.
6. Click Save at the top right.
7. If you need to edit a post, click on the hyperlink in the title of the post, then click on the Edit tab just below the title.