I'm not sure I understand this rule. The word "spam" is used here in a sense unfamiliar to me. What's sgnificant or not could be a very subjective judgement.
For instance, quite a while back (weeks or even months ago) someone started a thread in which he said he was glad the Patriot Act had given the government so many sweeping new powers, the better to root out lingering pockets of racism, sexism, homophobia, the Dead White Male Patriarchy, etc., now that there was about to be a new sheriff in town and all. The sentiment did not surprise me at all, but it was unusual to see it so openly expressed, in effect saying that any Orwellian, dystopian, neo-fascistic police state-nightmarish means necessary were fine, as long a they were aimed at those the poster especially disliked and resented, rather than at, you know, Jihadists, gangbangers, et al.
Only this evening I stumbled across a quote that seemed apropos to that discussion, but since it is apparently forbidden to revive that old thread, I can only quote it here in this one:
"The fear and hatred of crime and criminals by the right, and the fear and hatred of the right by the left, serve to enlist both sides of the conventional political spectrum in promoting the new police state. The avoidance of publicity about the abuses of federal police agencies tends over time to normalize such behavior in the minds of citizens; to legitimatize it and to render it a routine part of government functions." -- Samuel Francis, in Chronicles
However, I can see how it's unfair and kind of "bad form" to go off and dig up something someone said weeks or months (or years) ago, perhaps on other boards, in a completely different context, unrelated to whatever the present discussion might be, and not even for the intended purpose of furthering the present discussion, but only in order to personally embarrass or ridicule some other participant in the discussion. I've had that tactic used on me a good deal.
"The practical reason for freedom is that freedom seems to be the only condition under which any kind of substantial moral fiber can be developed — we have tried law, compulsion and authoritarianism of various kinds, and the result is nothing to be proud of." -- Albert Jay Nock, "On Doing the Right Thing", in The American Mercury (1925)
"Men in a state of decadence employ professionals to fight for them, professionals to dance for them, and a professional to rule them." -- G.K. Chesterton
"No man is so exquisitely honest or upright in living, but that ten times in his life he might not lawfully be hanged." -- Montaigne
"But to live outside the law, you must be honest." -- Bob Dylan
"Unjust laws can be altered, as well as made. There's a new spirit in the world. Taxed out of existence, robbed of their independence by the government, the people must fight back how they can. What we're doing here is just a pin-prick. But a thousand pin-pricks put together ... " -- Christopher Syn
"Not in the flight of thought, but in the act alone is there freedom" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire ... Must be a yearning deep in the human heart to stop other people from doing as they please. Rules, laws — always for the other fellow." -- Robert Heinlein