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Thread: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Perhaps the problem is that we are just using the word "inequality" differently. I don't see anything wrong with a situation where the parties all have the same rights. Yes, some business excluded certain people, but all property works this way and all property owners have the power to exclude who they desire from the use of their property.
    So that is what you would like to see? More division among ethnic groups, more excuses for racism to continue for more generations? That is freedom to you?

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    So that is what you would like to see? More division among ethnic groups, more excuses for racism to continue for more generations? That is freedom to you?
    We need to disassemble all laws that continue to use race, or else we will never become a colorblind society.

    Do you advocate never achieving that goal?

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    So that is what you would like to see? More division among ethnic groups, more excuses for racism to continue for more generations? That is freedom to you?
    I said nothing about what I would like to see nor did I advocate racism.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    When you are completely shoved off of an equal footing from the rest of the population simply because of who you are, and it impacts every facet of your life, you can bet your bum we want to force it down their throats to treat us like human beings.
    That is the merciful way to end racism. Force it down their throats and stop the next generation from continuing it. Rand sounds like he thinks racism needs "nutureing" or something. Like we need to keep it alive in a cottage industry of public Hate clubs. The truth is their would be no need for antidiscrimination laws if there were no racists. Laws against discrimination by race don't even exist on the books in most of the "free" world. Here it is another story, and for good reason. Maybe Rand should work on that instead.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    We need to disassemble all laws that continue to use race, or else we will never become a colorblind society.

    Do you advocate never achieving that goal?
    We could never do that by accepting discrimination as a personal right. It is a disease that is passed on from generation to generation. Once it is gone the laws will be superfluous.
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I said nothing about what I would like to see nor did I advocate racism.
    But you consider racism a right...correct? The kinda sorta means you do, I'm afraid.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    But you consider racism a right...correct? The kinda sorta means you do, I'm afraid.


    Everyone has the right to be a douche.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Should the public accommodations portion of the law be repealed?
    For anything owned and operated by the government, no. For private businesses, yes. All private businesses should hold the right to refuse service and employment to anyone for any reason.
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    We could never do that by accepting discrimination as a personal right. It is a disease that is passed on from generation to generation. Once it is gone the laws will be superfluous.
    Like any disease, it needs to run it's course. as long as you violate peoples freedoms in the name of equality, you will never have equality. you cannot make that resentment disappear. Let people be racist, and those remaining decades later will have no new friends. Peer pressure will eliminate more than can be eliminated by law.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    History shows abuse. Have you read about the civil rights movement?

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    Keep living in the past. You will never have a better future if you can't let it go. What I find most appalling of those living in the past, is they blame those of us, and accuse us, who never had part of the past inequities.

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