Sept. 11, 2011, a website is born
The following is the initial “From the Editor” column
(with only a change of e-mail address) that appeared upon the Sunday,
Sept. 11, 2011, launch of PolkCommentary.com. It explains the site
philosophy and what readers might find in the way of content and
Fla. — We are pleased, proud and excited today to launch Polk
County’s newest website, PolkCommentary.com.
think of a better time to introduce the site than on this day, Sept.
11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the wicked attacks on the United
States by Islamic extremists.
This site is
just what the name implies, a place for commentary — in long
form, short form and everything in between — about local,
state, national and international events and issues. About social,
political, economic and religious issues. About life itself.
While it isn’t
a news site, we hope to provide, through the words here, some useful
and relevant information about current events.
that appears here will be, without shame or apology, conservative
in content and tone. We are pro-America, pro-democracy, pro-liberty,
pro-U.S. Constitution, pro-capitalism, pro-military, pro-family
and pro-traditional values.
We will praise
and promote all the positive qualities that made the United States
— founded without a doubt on Judeo-Christian principles—
the best and most prosperous and most free nation on Earth.
We will promote
hard work; thrift; common sense; and personal, business and government
We will support
a U.S. policy of peace through strength.
And, also without
shame or apology, we will lift up the Lord Jesus Christ as the light
and savior of the world and promote the good news of His Gospel.
While the commentary
here sometimes will be tough, sarcastic and biting, we will work
diligently not to be cruel, viscious or hateful.
We begin modestly
today with a single Web page and a just a few pieces of commentary
and reflection, but look for this website to grow into something
much larger and with more “bells and whistles.”
from like-minded individuals and institutions are welcome. For now,
communication can be done through e-mail by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
may God bless.