Whew... you misinterpreted the whole intent of my post brother. I am all for a venue for us to discuss the issues at hand, but think we should not "bite the hand that feeds us", so-to-speak... meaning to not be offensive to this site's moderators. Without this site and others like it, we would not have the ability to exchange ideas and communicate as we do now.
If we remain civil with the site's owners and moderators, maybe we will remain free to have these discussions. It is THEIR site, and we are the visitors. In-fighting amongst each other is part of the reason we are in the predicament we are realizing at this time.
Have a great evening.
I don't mean any disrespect but that's exactly what the thread was about, Gun's and Gun politicsI did read some of that thread & did even post in it, still site rules need to be observed & while point 9 of the site rules states-
9.Politics Of Hunting And Guns can be discussed but not General Politics
If that controvines point 2 then the discussion is over.
2. Public personal attacks between board members will not be tolerated. Fight via e-mail if you wish but not in public.
I dont know if that occured but I'd say that is the reason it got pulled & the site has the right to pull whatever they like if they think its not in their best interest.
If your against the sites position on this you do have the right to not come back!
Manitou1I don't think attacking owners/administrators is the proper way to get consideration for a request.
Let's all try and keep this civil and maybe, just maybe a separate forum will develop.
I too enjoy a break from the exposure to the evil deeds of this world and I enjoy the "escape" of just reading and exchanging ideas on hunting and shooting forums. But... and in my lowly opinion, some things are just to important to ignore.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -John Stewart Mill -
I'm almost 100% certain that if the grown adults on this site could remain civil, and respect people who's opinion isn't necessarily the same as theirs, then political discussions would be allowed more broadly.
Unfortunately, it's seems more and more like the only way some people are capable of responding to a difference of opinions is with hate and degradation.
Remember, opinions (political or otherwise) are like butt holes... We all have them, and they all smell a little different. What smells bad to you might not smell bad to someone else. And your butt hole might be the most important one to you, but mine is more important to me lol
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
Who wrote this?
Probably someone lots of people here has some sort of relationship with.
Everyone should let those words sink in before start calling political oposition enemy.
An argument is healthy even among friends.
The problem is the hard left does not debate, compromise or understand.
They are pure fanatics and you will obey or else.
They have the same mindset as Stalin, Mao, Castro, Chavez, Pot Pol and Hitler.
Listen to what they say. They mean every word !