When I read the posts on this site, I often see folks saying that democracy is fading and our rights are being squashed. I completely agree with you and usually catch myself getting a little frustrated...much like the signers of the Declaration of Independence. I also read arguments about loud pipes and how the EPA is closing in on our rights to have them. Rather you agree with them or not, any rider that has loud pipes will tell you that when you're approaching cars on the roadways, the passengers usually look out the window to catch a glimpse of a piece of nostalgia (Harley). With that said, it stands to reason that they (loud pipes) do save lives when traveling in the blind spots of drivers not paying attention. While I don't agree with a lot of things that are legal, I'm always cautious when it comes to encroachment of rights. While I can't necessarily say where I work, I can tell you that Congress has to answer the mail (e-mail too) and they have to pay attention if they want to get elected every two years (House). With that said, it is important that you voice your opinion on this and other issues on a regular basis. Simply go to United States House of Representatives, 111th Congress, 2nd Session or U.S. Senate to find your Congressman's homepage and click the e-mail link. If you don't you may be riding in complete silence and lose a piece of Americana...besides, what would a Harley be without loud pipes!