I would have said nothing in this thread had the contention that the site is "grassroots" not been made. My impression of the site is that it is decidedly NOT. The owner has said the the site is "his" and that his decision are absolute and final.
Alabama needs an organization founded and run by its members and any site that purports to represent the movement needs to subordinate itself to the movement. No one person should be "in charge" or be able to claim that the site is "his."
Thanks to Jason and all he has done. This site was a fine site, and I am sure it is even better now. I just won't participate in any OC movement in Alabama until and unless it is organized from the bottom up (the true meaning of "grassroots"), not from the top down, where one person can, in writing, claim ownership and then use that ownership to squelch dissent.
At the moment, "grassroots" does not describe ALOC.