Political arguments get heated in real life yet people are not told what you can and cannot talk about. An important issue in this country appears to be off limits on this site. Yes people are hot headed even those of authority around here but is it worth shutting down a whole conversation. We are all adults and will disagree but that doesn't mean that conversation should be halted outright. Either moderate the offending posts or let a free for all approach take place. If neither of those things will happen just shut the whole forum down and let people go elsewhere. I am very disappointed in the tone the thread took but even more upset in the idea to shut it down completely. We cannot have a civil discussion without the chance to have them.