I love this form.....almost as much as I love my boat! Ironically, I would even bet that I spend more time on this forum than on my boat. I do not want to see it go away or be band from it. So please, if what I am about to say is out of line, please just delete my post I'll consider it a warning and I will not post anything like it ever again.
We have an "all others" forum. If we cannot post "all other" information than remove the forum and let this be a Com-Pac only forum. But if not......
This is America, where we have freedom of speech. and I am offended by all this politically correct nonsense. I am tired of people's intolerance of other people's intolerance.
The same people that have no problem bashing our former President get offended when someone bad mouths the present one and vise versa. Can you say double standard??? And for the record I didn't vote for Bush and i didn't vote for Obama.
And why would people be offended by someone else's opinion. It's just that, an opinion. If anything I am offended that I can no longer speak my opinion. I am offended that I cannot share my religion with others for fear of offending them. What could be more important than religion? But I digress. Are these the same people that demand 19th place trophy's and do not keep score at little league baseball games? What is this doing for our future, and we wonder why this generation feels so entitled. While we're at it, let's quit giving grades in school and just give "participation diplomas".
I heard a funny quote the other day, "If a conservative doesn't want a gun he doesn't by one. If a liberal doesn't want a gun he tries to outlaw them." the same could be said and reversed for abortion. But the last I checked, we do have the right to bare arms and freedom of speech. There will always be conflicts.
While I do feel that "personal attacks" should not be tolerated, everyone should respect everyone and their opinions as well. That is what MADE (not makes) this country great. Forms that are started and made to be attacks or to ruffle feathers should not be tolerated as well.
I understand the need for moderation, and language is not necessary to convey a point. In fact while I am not offended by bad language, I do pity those who cannot converse with out using foul language. But we are sailors and sometimes a curse word can be appropriate. If people are easily offended they should stay out of the "all others" forum. Plain and simple.