Date: 10/19/18 9:26 am
From: Dennis Forsythe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Politics on Carolina Bird
I am sure that information would be available from other sources w/o the
need to put it on Carolinabirds.

Dennis Forsythe
Charleston, SC

On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:54 AM Bill Guion <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> I suspect that most of us agree with this sentiment, but then I also
> suspect that most of us won't agree on what "political views" are. And that
> is the problem with a guideline such as "don't discuss political issues
> here".
> To be really absurd, suppose an individual wanted to buy the Great Smokey
> Mountains and bar access to any part of it other than the Blue Ridge
> Parkway. Surely birders would want to know about that, and what better
> place to make that known than Carolina Birds. Is that political? Where are
> the politics?
> If, instead of an individual, the North Carolina legislature wanted to do
> the same thing. Would it then be political because it is a legislature
> rather than an individual? Does the action change meaning because of the
> person(s) behind the action?
> I'm just trying to point out the difficulty in defining what a political
> issue is. Be careful here.
> -----===== Bill =====-----
> > On Oct 18, 2018, at 9:34 PM, Caroline Harvey (via carolinabirds Mailing
> List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> >
> > I am tired of using this excellent birding service to voice political
> views.
> > Take it to Facebook!
> > Please could the moderator take appropriate action. This is not the
> first time for some of these offenders.
> >
> > Simon. Harvey
> > Simpsonville, SC
> > --
> > Caroline and Simon Harvey
> > Simpsonville, SC
> --
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409

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