On Sept. 11, 2011, a website is born

NOTE: 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 tone.

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011


WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — We are pleased, proud and excited today to launch Polk County’s newest website, PolkCommentary.com.

We couldn't 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.

The commentary 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 responsibility.

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.”

Contributions from like-minded individuals and institutions are welcome. For now, communication can be done through e-mail by writing to polkcommentary@gmail.com.

Enjoy, and may God bless.



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