I find it rather ironic that a mod for a forum that supports our civil rights would attempt to restrain our 1st amendment right by locking threads that may be controversial-- specifically the okc bombing thread. I realize that it's your forum and you have the right to do with it what you want. I can also understand the need to lock some threads because of pointless bickering. But to lock a thread simply because it's controversial and you don't agree with the way the conversation is going or because you're afraid big brother is listening in is purely hypocritical. If you don't agree with what is being discussed please update the rules for the political section of this forum so that conversation can occur more to your liking.