Let's talk about "Freedom of Speech." First and foremost, freedom of speech, or freedom of expression, is not, contrary to popular opinion, unilaterally guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. In principle, freedom of speech ensures that dissenting views will be tolerated within a society without censorship or legal penalty. That right is not, however, absolute. One may not, for example, spew venom with impunity. One may not freely spread hatred or sedition. The Supreme Court has ruled many times on what is and is not protected speech. Bottom line, it's waaaaay subject to interpretation.
The person who is screaming about my infringement of his right to free speech is conveniently overlooking the main tenet of the First Amendment. If he dissents from my viewpoint on a particular issue, if he posted a comment expressing a diverse opinion from something I've written, that would be fair and I wouldn't challenge it. That is not what he has done. Rather, he posted rants about some site I'm not even familiar with, insults about people I don't know, insults about people I do know, personal insults to me because I know a couple of the people he so intensely dislikes. He threatened to "take over my site" by waiting until I go to bed at night and then plastering my blog with his garbage. I take a very dim view of that.
I don't take well to threats, I don't have to welcome personal insults, and I don't have to give anyone free rein to slime any site of mine -- not now, not ever. Like it or not, the First Amendment in no way, shape, or fashion dictates that I have to put up with that. And I assure you that if it did, I'd disregard it entirely and censor any such malicious intent anyway.
What I'm saying to this person is that if you have an argument with someone, take it up with them. You have no beef with me; we don't even know each other. It's against all the rules of fair play to drag innocent bystanders into your own personal crises, real or imagined. I don't know why you would even attempt to do what you've been doing. It's not rational, it's not reasonable. It makes no sense.
Your problem isn't with my blog entries; it's with people I don't even know. If in the future, when Comments are off moderation, you have a dissenting opinion about something I've written, fine, post it. More power to you. It would be wrong of me to censor something like that. Personal insults that have nothing to do with blog entries will be zapped, though. Immediately. Every time. That's my right. This is my blog. It's not a democracy. It's a total autocracy.