The vast majority of the comments on CAAFlog are valuable and appreciated. But I continue to believe that comments that trash others from behind a veil of anonymity are inappropriate. I’m reminded of what Justice Scalia wrote in his separate opinion in this week’s Doe v. Reed decision:
Requiring people to stand up in public for their political acts fosters civic courage, without which democracy is doomed. For my part, I do not look forward to a society which, thanks to the Supreme Court, campaigns anonymously and even exercises the direct democracy of initiative and referendum hidden from public scrutiny and protected from the accountability of criticism. This does not resemble the Home of the Brave.
I assume that most of the people who leave comments on this blog are military officers, attorneys, or both. I hope you’ll agree that as a matter of professionalism, neither military officers nor attorneys should anonymously trash others.
If you are going to criticize others in the comment section of this blog, please post under your actual name. If you want to post anonymously, please don’t criticize anyone.