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

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    77 66.96%
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Which right?



    A subjective term, much the same as right (vs wrong) and morals (for the most part), that typically implies fairness, which in and of itself is another subjective term.



    Sounds like the perfect opportunity to open a business that you will have no competition for. And of course there is the other possibility: "You want to tell me how to run my business? Fine. I'll shut down and there will be no <insert type that there is only one of in town>." Now what? Are you going to make a law that says that the only one of a particular type of business not only has to serve those he doesn't want to against his will but also have to conduct business period against his will?

    Understand that in the same way that a person who opposes abortions but fight to maintain them legal for those who do not believe as he does, so we are when it comes to personal property rights and freedom of association. We would oppose the actions of such an eatery or doctor while still fighting for their right to do the improper action.



    Opinion. Nothing more.



    Then why are you playing master to order someone to engage in business with someone they don't want to?



    Key point. Others calling it public access doesn't make it so. Public is public, which is part of the collective. If it is public then there is no need to tax it or it's sales anymore than you tax government offices for the revenue they bring in. If you are taxing it, it must be private.



    Since sexual harassment is not limited to a business owner this is an improper example at best and a red herring at worse.



    Quite simply yes. Also there could be the sign "We cater to black trade only", or "We cater to all but redheaded trade". Even a sign that says "No punk clothing allowed"
    and on febuary 1st 1960, this is how one group in greensboro north carolina reacted to that sign.

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    african american students are intentionally siting at the white only counter, and are being refused service.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    False comparison. Can you at least have the fortitude to argue the actual point?
    It's not a false comparison.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    then explain this sign.

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    should buissnesses be allowed to place signs like that?
    Yes. As wrongful as it is, I have no divine right to use force to coerce another person with whom he must engage in trade.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Frankly, I think they should. It is of course illegal, but if it was not the owner of that business would have to deal with the repercussions of such a decision. Im thinking it would not be well received, and he would have a tough time staying open.
    the business was practicing the doctrine of "seperate-but-equal" which was found unconstitutional by the supreme court in brown v. board of education.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    Open to other individuals, you mean.

    No one has a right to use force to coerce his fellow man to allow access to his own property. Neither you, nor anyone else, has the divine right to control your fellow man.
    If you don't want to be open to the public, you can sell to family and friends through your home.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Which right?



    A subjective term, much the same as right (vs wrong) and morals (for the most part), that typically implies fairness, which in and of itself is another subjective term.



    Sounds like the perfect opportunity to open a business that you will have no competition for. And of course there is the other possibility: "You want to tell me how to run my business? Fine. I'll shut down and there will be no <insert type that there is only one of in town>." Now what? Are you going to make a law that says that the only one of a particular type of business not only has to serve those he doesn't want to against his will but also have to conduct business period against his will?

    Understand that in the same way that a person who opposes abortions but fight to maintain them legal for those who do not believe as he does, so we are when it comes to personal property rights and freedom of association. We would oppose the actions of such an eatery or doctor while still fighting for their right to do the improper action.



    Opinion. Nothing more.



    Then why are you playing master to order someone to engage in business with someone they don't want to?



    Key point. Others calling it public access doesn't make it so. Public is public, which is part of the collective. If it is public then there is no need to tax it or it's sales anymore than you tax government offices for the revenue they bring in. If you are taxing it, it must be private.



    Since sexual harassment is not limited to a business owner this is an improper example at best and a red herring at worse.



    Quite simply yes. Also there could be the sign "We cater to black trade only", or "We cater to all but redheaded trade". Even a sign that says "No punk clothing allowed"
    All your other points have been addressed ad nauseous accept your last point which I will address. Where is sexual harassment limited besides a place of business? If a female walks by a person who cat calls her she can't claim sexual harassment.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    and on febuary 1st 1960, this is how one group in greensboro north carolina reacted to that sign.

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    african american students are intentionally siting at the white only counter, and are being refused service.
    And your point? Please do not try to merge the rightness or wrongness of an action with the right to do the action. I very much doubt that you will find a person in this thread who will say that it is right and proper for the business to not serve blacks. But simply because it is wrong doesn't mean that they don't have a right to do it. It is just as wrong and discriminatory to say that no black person is allowed in one's home, but it is still within one's right. It is wrong to call a black person "nigger" or a white person "cracker" or "honky", but it is still within one's right to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    the business was practicing the doctrine of "seperate-but-equal" which was found unconstitutional by the supreme court in brown v. board of education.
    Which applies to law and government facilities and services and not to individual rights. "Separate but equal" as related to business came about by Jim Crow laws which mandated discrimination, taking the decision away from business owners, also a violation of private property rights and freedom of association.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    It's not a false comparison.
    Yes it is, your example results in negating the rights of another by sexually assaulting them.

    That is not an apt comparison. I thought you were a teacher?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    No. It's not fine with me. However, I do not condone the initiation of violence against my fellow man, so I can't support a law that uses violence (or the threat thereof) to coerce someone to engage in trade against his will.

    However, I'm sure the doctor has friends, children, relatives, associates, and suppliers who can influence him to change his ways .
    Which just goes to show you how little you know of the prevalence of racism in this world. Make something legal to do, and people WILL do it...whatever "it" may be.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Yes it is, your example results in negating the rights of another by sexually assaulting them.

    That is not an apt comparison. I thought you were a teacher?
    Sexual harassment is not sexually assaulting someone.

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