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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 Federalist View Post
    How about if one doesn't open to the public but only to individuals?
    Go for it, buddy!
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Is there ever a supreme court ruling that makes sense? What does business discrimination practices have to do with keeping trade regular?
    Nothing, the Democrats have butchered the Commerce Clause.
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Any private business can do as they please - but don't post a sign that says "OPEN" or "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" if it's only open to certain people. To do so is obviously lying, aka, false advertisement.
    I've never seen an "Open to the Public" sign. Where can I get one?
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    All businesses that aren't owned by the government are private businesses.
    Sorry, once you put an "OPEN", "OPEN FOR BUSINESS", or "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" sign on the door you have made your establishment public access. If you want to limit who can come and go then put up a sign that says "PRIVATE BUSINESS" or "NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" or whatever your restrictions are in big, bold letters so the people you want to discriminate against won't waste their time on your silly ass.
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I've never seen an "Open to the Public" sign. Where can I get one?
    open to the public - Google Search

    http://www.esigns.com/templates/open...-public-signs/
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Go for it, buddy!
    A person who engages in trade with individuals has a right to choose with whom he will interact and with whom he will not interact.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    A person who engages in trade with individuals has a right to choose with whom he will interact and with whom he will not interact.
    As long as he doesn't pretend to be open to the general public I don't care who he gets to pay his discriminatory ass for his product. He can limit entry to one-eyed Martians for all I care.
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Sorry, once you put an "OPEN", "OPEN FOR BUSINESS", or "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" sign on the door you have made your establishment public access. If you want to limit who can come and go then put up a sign that says "PRIVATE BUSINESS" or "NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" or whatever your restrictions are in big, bold letters so the people you want to discriminate against won't waste their time on your silly ass.
    Perhaps "friends welcome" or "prices subject to change with customer attitude" or even "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone".
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Sorry, once you put an "OPEN", "OPEN FOR BUSINESS", or "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" sign on the door you have made your establishment public access. If you want to limit who can come and go then put up a sign that says "PRIVATE BUSINESS" or "NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" or whatever your restrictions are in big, bold letters so the people you want to discriminate against won't waste their time on your silly ass.
    I see. So it's the sign that removes the business owner's right to his property. That sounds pretty ridiculous, but I suppose a business owner who wishes to maintain his property rights can simply forego the "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" sign.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Perhaps "friends welcome" or "prices subject to change with customer attitude" or even "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone".
    I've seen the last and, yes, that would be enough for me. I only go into places with that sign if there is no other halfway reasonable option.
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