If memory serves me right, E Pluribus Unum
was the original motto of the thirteen colonies as they formed our Union. Differing views on what it means abound, but some of the more common interpretations are "From Many, One" and "The Many United". Fitting that this first motto is also the name of the blog of our first Challenger, Ara Rubyan.
Ara first approached me with his Challenge, and offered his reasons as this:
"I want to be a combatant at Iron Blog and I'd like to specifically challenge Rosemary Esmay. Go ahead and ask her if she thinks this would be entertaining to your readers. She'll tell you the truth.Of course, she might decline facing me in an open challenge because she knows I'll eat her lunch, once again, while everyone watches in amazement. I'm just saying."
Strong words, indeed.
Iron Blogger Republican, Rosemary Esmay, I summon you to the battlefield to represent your party and this blog against your Challenger!
I wish for the topics at Iron Blog to be timely, important, relevant to our national discourse. In recent days, one topic has dominated our news and blogs. The abuse at Abu Ghraib has been debated back and forth - the implications, the repercussions, the abuses themselves and the servicemen and women who committed them. But now, the call for answers has risen to the very top of the Defense Department and hearings have been held.
And now, I reveal the Theme Topic of this, the first ever battle at Iron Blog:
Bloggers, you have until 11:59pm PST Monday to post your Opening Arguments. May your skills of logic and reason serve you well in the battle to come.
(Anyone BUT the combatants and 4 active Judges may post in the comments.)