This week, Hillary Clinton delivered a strong speech about Donald Trump's bigotry and his relationship to the alt-right. Even Maureen Dowd can't deny the speech's impact -- so she acknowledges the effectiveness of the speech while finding multiple ways to temper her praise:
August 17, Update: What happened is that we wrote the blog post, and at approximately the same time, activity in that subreddit starting violating other rules we have which do trigger a ban, so we banned it. Those two events occurring together have created great confusion.
For a detailed explanation, go here.
In accordance with our legal obligations, we expeditiously removed content hosted on our servers as soon as we received DMCA requests from the lawful owners of that content, and in cases where the images were not hosted on our servers, we promptly directed them to the hosts of those services.
While current US law does not prohibit linking to stolen materials, we deplore the theft of these images and we do not condone their widespread distribution. We understand the harm that misusing our site does to the victims of this theft, and we deeply sympathize.
Having said that, we are unlikely to make changes to our existing site content policies in response to this specific event. The reason is because we consider ourselves not just a company running a website where one can post links and discuss them, but the government of a new type of community.
The role and responsibility of a government differs from that of a private corporation, in that it exercises restraint in the usage of its powers. While we may believe that users should behave in a certain way, the methods we use to influence that behavior fall into two different classes: Actions which cause or are likely to cause imminent physical danger e.
Actions which are morally objectionable or otherwise inappropriate we choose to influence by exhortation, emphasizing positive examples, or by selectively highlighting good content and good actions.
For example, this includes our selection of subreddits which populate on our default front page, subreddits we highlight in blog posts, and subreddits we promote via other media channels. The philosophy behind this stems from the idea that each individual is responsible for his or her moral actions.
We uphold the ideal of free speech on reddit as much as possible not because we are legally bound to, but because we believe that you — the user — has the right to choose between right and wrong, good and evil, and that it is your responsibility to do so.
When you know something is right, you should choose to do it. But as much as possible, we will not force you to do it. You choose what to post. You choose what to read. You choose what kind of subreddit to create and what kind of rules you will enforce.
Virtuous behavior is only virtuous if it is not arrived at by compulsion. This is a central idea of the community we are trying to create.
As always, we welcome ideas on how better to achieve these aims, and we will continually evolve both our policies and actions.Before you can sharpen anything, you have to accept the fact that you, as a man, are actually in full control of yourself.
You have full control of your thoughts and of your actions.
What does the Bible say about personal responsibility? What does the Bible say about being responsible for our actions and decisions? In many ways, the difference between a child and a man is his willingness to take personal responsibility for his actions. Adam’s son Cain was warned by God that he would be held personally responsible.
Man was free to choose and was ultimately held responsible for his own actions. Both the concept of fate and free will played an itregal part in Oedipus’ destruction.
Although he was a victim of fate, he was not controlled by it. The notion of free will has become an important issue in the debate on whether individuals are ever morally responsible for their actions and, if so, in what sense.
He was not his own father; he was not his own mother; he was not his own grandparents. "Even a wise man acts under the impulse of his nature. Of what use is restraint?". A man's business is with his own pack; and all depends upon his carrying that, not putting it down.
This "pack" (φορτίον) is the whole of the duties for the discharge of which each man is responsible. The soldier on the front, like the common man, who does his duty everywhere, should not be held responsible for the actions of a few who also called themselves Germans.
Oskar Schindler Man, Guilt, Soldier, Duty, Actions, Like.