Thanks for the welcome everyone. IDP, I remember that whole mess too now...
Yeah, it sucked to go through it. I got a taste of what it's like to get piled-on without an ability to defend myself. I never crossed the line there any more than anybody else, and to have my comment here quoted out of context and reposted there, and then be accused of the opposite of the intention of the quote, was unnerving.
"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means."
- Thomas Jefferson