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Old October 23, 2019, 12:56 PM   #76
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I'm going to have to agree with NJG. The politics thing just doesn't work. As much as I dislike the positions staked out by the one party they are spouting rhetoric to appeal to their base. But there are more than ten of them and none of them are special. Come late spring when they choose their poison would be a better time to look at their plans and proposals.
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Old October 23, 2019, 01:36 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by NJGunowner
Right now you have politicians stating a stance on a subject. That in and of itself is NOT a law or civil rights issue. That's just free speech, they can believe what they want.
That's not an accurate construction of the issue, or the thread.

Proposed changes to law as it affects a civil right is a civil rights issue. It isn't merely free speech or someone's subjective belief when someone seeks office based on his advocacy for restriction of a civil right.

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...environment, income inequality, healthcare, and social issues...
, you were alone in that.

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When you're discussing candidates and their stances and whether you agree and who you want to vote for... that's politics.
It isn't purely or generally political to discuss the merits of various positions. That you might like a different sort of candidate for whom to vote doesn't mean that the thread is about voting.

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There used to be a section called "Legal and Political" for this type of discussion. I think it was archived off for the slippery and dividing slope it caused.
The only politically general posts here appear to be your own. Contrary to your assertion, this isn't supposed to be a politics free zone, but political facets incidental to civil rights and activism as it pertains to those rights are explicitly within the contemplation of this forum. That you may dislike the implications of such a civil rights discussion should not be a basis on which you object to others having that discussion.

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Old October 23, 2019, 03:23 PM   #78
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This thread was supposed to be about the Second Amendment and the Democratic party. We've allowed some slack in the hope that the train would put itself back on the tracks, but that doesn't appear to be likely. Please remember that TFL is not a place for general discussions about politics ... and that's what this thread has devolved into.

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