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This is a friendly reminder to all that both religion and politics are taboo subjects on the forums; we are about woodworking here. This is a long standing policy designed to keep the peace. Please treat this a a simple matter of respect for other forum members.

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My Mom used to say "If you want to keep your friends then don't talk about religion or politics".

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Totally agree with that Mike. Speaking from experience being a sports board moderator for AOL for many years, and then a buddy and I opened up our own sports message board, and we learned from our time with AOL, that our board was to remain religion and politics free.
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A timely reminder, Mike.

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I can understand religion and politics to a point however politics plays an important part in our hobby just as it does in the hobby of collecting and restoring old cars. Look at what happened with Gibson guitar and why it was raided by the justice department. When important issues come up pressure needs to be put on our elected officials so they understand that not everyone agrees with one point of view. Going back a few years there was a push to ban old cars because they were polluters. It wasn't until there was an uproar which was brought about by information being passed around on the internet that the idea was dumped. However some areas make it so expensive to register an old car that for all tense and purposes they are now banned. Groups of like minded people are a powerful force but only if they know about an issue.
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The Gibson Guitar incident wasn't about politics. It was just plain stupid.

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politics and religion.......just don't mix with sawdust ...or anything else come to think about it !
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I can understand religion and politics to a point however politics plays an important part in our hobby just as it does in the hobby of collecting and restoring old cars. Look at what happened with Gibson guitar and why it was raided by the justice department. When important issues come up pressure needs to be put on our elected officials so they understand that not everyone agrees with one point of view. Going back a few years there was a push to ban old cars because they were polluters. It wasn't until there was an uproar which was brought about by information being passed around on the internet that the idea was dumped. However some areas make it so expensive to register an old car that for all tense and purposes they are now banned. Groups of like minded people are a powerful force but only if they know about an issue.
I can't speak for the moderators, and of course final discretion is always theirs, but rallying/lobbying on a legislative issue in a non-partisan way would fall outside of politics in my opinion. The flesh-sensing table saw topic in California comes to mind as one that might lead to a legislative discussion that could avoid the politics.

I guess what i'm saying is that legislative discussion can be far removed from politics as long as WE don't involve the politics. I do woodworking as a hobby and when i come online to learn more, i'm not looking for stress and drama--i get enough of that trying to cut a clean miter!!

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