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Thread: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W:83]

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    Re: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Somehow, I think the words "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes" are going to be abused...
    You've demonstrated pretty clearly that you're not capable of making such a determination.

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    Re: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    You've demonstrated pretty clearly that you're not capable of making such a determination.
    On the contrary, you seem to have an inability to read plain English.

    Was that assessment a little too on the nose for you?

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    Re: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No, it was based on a bad premise and if I answered the question in the way he desired I would be forced to accept it.
    Then you should have pointed out the faulty premise, and rephrased the question to correct the faulty premise

    Posting as if that wasn't an option is disingenous
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    On the contrary, you seem to have an inability to read plain English.
    Funny. Borderline deranged, but funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Was that assessment a little too on the nose for you?
    Sigh. It's been fun playing fantasy land with you Jay. When you have something of substance to add, by all means go for it.

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    Re: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W

    Fantasy land? So you deny you weren't going to pretend that regulating commerce among the several States had anything whatsoever to do with making someone sell a cheeseburger to someone else?

    Now see, that's funny.

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    Re: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Fantasy land? So you deny you weren't going to pretend that regulating commerce among the several States had anything whatsoever to do with making someone sell a cheeseburger to someone else?
    Wrong as usual. But I'm done posturing. It's boring. Either make a substantive argument or expect to be ignored.

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    Re: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    My heart doesn't bleed for those that want to prejudice over qualifications.



    No, the body that rules over the citizens is the government. Are you part of that body?

    You already know how I feel about the last part.
    We all part of that body. They act with our consent. We can overthrow this government every election cycle.

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    Re: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W

    I think we still do need anti discrimination laws.

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    Re: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    Actually no. It is a justified comparison you partisan hack.

    I am done with you as you are dishonest and pretty much worthless.
    Offer no proof, just name call and run away... typical

    I am many things, but people tend to say I am far more brutally honest than anything else.

    far as my worthiness goes... being called names by guys like you gives me a warm fuzzy... thanks

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    Re: Would businesses discriminate today? Are laws against discrimination necessary?[W

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    I think society has changed a lot since the 1960's.

    For one, the law has changed. Government's cannot force businesses to discriminate who they serve anymore. No more Jim Crow.

    We never really got to see whether businesses would discriminate if given the freedom to do so, they were told they had to and then told they can't. Both dictates are harmful I would argue, the first being obviously much worse than the second.

    Both profit motive and business image are good reasons why a business wouldn't discriminate. Any discrimination would likely be a statistical anomaly. A low percentage of people are truly racist in this country, an even fewer percentage of racist business owners, and even a fewer percentage of racist business owners who would take the risk to discriminate. And society continues to progress every day.

    The problem with anti discrimination laws is that they actually lead to minorities being treated differently. That only delays progress for equality in society. Another problem is that anti discrimination lawsuits are hard to defend against, and morally bankrupt our legal system.

    Do we really need laws against discrimination by businesses in 2013?
    We do not need affirmative action laws, but it should remain illegal to discriminate against someone because of race. There should be exceptions. Hooters should be allowed to hire busty young women as waitresses. Chip and Dales should be allowed to hire only fit attractive men as strippers. Construction companies should be allowed to not hire someone who is physically disabled or incapable of construction work. Porn companies only wanting a certain race,sex,physical appearance or weight should be allowed to do so. Religious bookstores,schools, and other religious businesses or institutions should be allowed to hire someone based in religious affiliation. Bars/clubs should be allowed to have only ladies nights or only men's night. Businesses should be allowed to offer discounts only to seniors.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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