I think it's not so much that it really is a political statement, and I'd wager certainly not with the good folks around here. But, there are some other elements that would like to make it one and take it other places. So it's probably better to just stick to the zero tolerance rule and nip things in the bud to be on the safe side. Even if the bud may hang far from the vine. I trust the mods here on it. One of my favorite things about this website is how well it's moderated. Sure, I guess some people would like to sit and chew the fat about politics, but this board isn't for that and that fact is clearly stated. I like being able to come here and see only guitar, or recently squirrel, related content.