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

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  • The Right to Discriminate

    38 33.04%
  • Freedom From Discrimination

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    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.
    I don't think I have any sort of divine right to tell other people that they must allow others onto their private property or that they must engage in trade.

    Forgive me if I don't feel as if I am the ruler of the universe. I view other people as my equals, not as subjects to be cowed to my will.

    I guess that's why I'm not a progressive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    This is an improper either/or since both situations could occur simultaneously. The ability to stay afloat would depend upon the amount of boycotting in comparison to the local (relatively speaking) trade population.
    True.

    I should have said "will they be able to survive the inevitable boycott?"
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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
    Answering for myself, thats not fine-but neither is forcing the towns doctor with his private practice to see anyone.
    As much as you might want it to be, we dont live in Cuba.
    Its remarkable watching lefties come out of their shell and exhibiting their pocket statist tendencies.
    So what's the solution? Certain people just don't get to go to the store or go to the doctor anymore?
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    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.
    Thanks for the narration, that wasn't the point.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    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.
    Its apparent that you truly dont understand the concepts being discussed here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Sexual harassment is not sexually assaulting someone.
    Thats correct, but your silly comparison is still irrelevant to the the discussion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    So what's the solution? Certain people just don't get to go to the store or go to the doctor anymore?
    They go to another store or doctor. Your hypotheticals dont really mirror real life.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    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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    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.
    Isn't it remarkable how some of our forumites can't imagine a world without govt mandates?

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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
    They go to another store or doctor. Your hypotheticals dont really mirror real life.
    It would be far more of an issue in small downs and communities, where there aren't multiple options for a given need.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    It would be far more of an issue in small downs and communities, where there aren't multiple options for a given need.
    So they can drive. This isn't an insurmountable task.

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