View Poll Results: What's More Important - the "Right" to Discriminate, or Freedom From Discrimination?

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    38 33.04%
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    77 66.96%
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Thread: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discrimination?

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    How exactly were you able to read that into my words?
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    Not at all. I didn't say that I cannot tell the difference between positions. I do, however, believe that other people have different oppinions on the basis of other inputs and what else. I believe that any of us can be wrong and that therfore in normal times a society is better served, if it allows equal opportunity of expression.
    So, unless everyone agrees (including dumbass racists), then I guess we just gotta let the power company refuse service to blacks. That's stupid. That's not logic or reason, it's apologizing for and accommodating racists.

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
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    So, unless everyone agrees (including dumbass racists), then I guess we just gotta let the power company refuse service to blacks. That's stupid. That's not logic or reason, it's apologizing for and accommodating racists.
    I guess, if one were incapable of differentiating situations, one could believe that.

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I guess, if one were incapable of differentiating situations, one could believe that.
    Using lanterns and firewood to boil water is not much more of an inconvenience than needing to go to a store or service that's farther away or in the next town. Two people in this thread are explicitly ok with the power company denying electricity to blacks, though one would not allow it in the case of electric medical equipment being needed. The other says 'too bad' on the equipment. These are the people you apologize for and support.

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Using lanterns and firewood to boil water is not much more of an inconvenience than needing to go to a store or service that's farther away or in the next town. Two people in this thread are explicitly ok with the power company denying electricity to blacks, though one would not allow it in the case of electric medical equipment being needed. The other says 'too bad' on the equipment. These are the people you apologize for and support.
    I believe I touched on that problem somewhere earlier in the thread and proposed a tentative solution. Of course you can't exclude people from basic supplies.
    Can you discriminate for financial reasons? What do you think?

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    It would be curious to know the racial breakdown of the 21 people who think the Freedom to Discriminate is more important.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I believe I touched on that problem somewhere earlier in the thread and proposed a tentative solution. Of course you can't exclude people from basic supplies.
    I see, so this isn't about principle. A little inconvenience is ok. Going to a store farther away or the vet in the next town is fine. After all, shouldn't we accommodate racists in their economic race war at least just a little? Yeah, just a little economic race war never hurt anyone, right?

    Can you discriminate for financial reasons? What do you think?
    You're gonna have to be more specific.

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You're gonna have to be more specific.
    Exactly.

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by RogueWarrior View Post
    It would be curious to know the racial breakdown of the 21 people who think the Freedom to Discriminate is more important.
    You mean to say that you think people talk their own book?

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    ummm what???? having a few drinks and blunts tonight?
    Where did that come from?

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Exactly.
    Because it is sometimes just to discriminate based on financial considerations (like someone not offering the asking price), it is sometimes just to discriminate based on race? That's nonsense.

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