Our Tag lineOur tag line is "Every person shall be at liberty to speak, write or publish his opinions on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that privilege [emphasis ours]...". This phrase is from Article 1, Section 8, of the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution.
We at Rumorcheck.org are disappointed in the abuse of the Internet to spread rumor, gossip, slander, and untruths of all sorts in the local political arena. All US citizens should respect the spirit of the Texas Constitution that demands that each citizen be responsible for his or her speech. We believe that the widespread use of unmoderated forums that allow anonymous postings actually encourages slanderous and libellous speech, and discourages the free and open exchange of ideas in a civil manner.
We encourage you to support only those Internet forums that either demand identification of the participant, or are well moderated against rumor/gossip/slander/libel, or both.