Bartenders can't legally stop nor ban patrons' personal discussions, but they expressed concern on political talk can lead to bar fights (and so can the topic of religion) and can disturb the peace. It comes to show we have to use the fullest common courtesy...in fact, I tend to discuss controversies with people I know of, but I knew not to at work and the general public. Message boards are excellent places to share opinions together for an intellectual conversation, but in the discretion of ourselves say things without offending others nor getting offended.
Controversy is a part of our everyday lives, but should we be told to close our mouths and minds in the name of etiquette consideration? Ms. Manners vs. the First Amendment: let's see who wins the argument.
Edited by Tsa-La-Gie Oyate, 29 January 2013 - 08:06 AM.