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

    This is a tough one.

    While I believe that denying anyone anything based on immutable characteristics is wrong, should someone be forced to sell their private property to someone they don't wish to do business with? If the business is entirely private and not state-owned, why must I open my doors to [insert group of people here]? It would not be government enforced discrimination, but rather the right of a/multiple private individual(s) to decide what can be done with their own property. The individual who has been discriminated against could simply take their business elsewhere. You likely wouldn't see large chains closing their doors to specific groups due to fear of losing profits.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    don't bush it off,

    Why must you pretend to be a victim?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    why must you pretend to be a victim?
    you put your foot in your mouth, and now, all you can do is talk about me....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    you put your foot in your mouth, and now, all you can do is talk about me....
    I explained that an unfortunate pronoun was used, and that I should have used "one".

    And still you insist on being a victim.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I explained that an unfortunate pronoun was used, and that I should have used "one".

    And still you insist on being a victim.
    does not matter you used the word "black" in referring to me.......

    when I called you on it...you wanted proof. I provided it.

    now your saying .."its all a mistake" after you jumped to your own defense

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    When the CRA was being debated there was an entire faction making the same arguments you're seeing here.
    racism is racism is racism and no matter what the excuse for bigotry it is still disgusting no matter how much fancy verbage you try to stick to it.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I gave you a simple hypothetical...yes or no, please?
    It's a dumb hypothetical question. No one would set up a business where there isn't any customers to be found for a 100 miles. The answer is yes though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    does not matter you used the word "black" in referring to me.......

    when I called you on it...you wanted proof. I provided it.

    now your saying .."its all a mistake" after you jumped to your own defense
    It was a mistake, I used the wrong pronoun. I admitted that. Nonetheless, you insist on being a victim. Why must you be a victim?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    racism is racism is racism and no matter what the excuse for bigotry it is still disgusting no matter how much fancy verbage you try to stick to it.
    here I can agree with you...however that does not diminish someone's rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    and your words are the same, take away rights of bigots, racist or what ever cause they have I don't like.

    you are statist, who believes everything comes from state......even rights
    So lets see - some guy who glorifies people we went to war with trying to conquer the world for Nazism defends "the right" being a bigot and racist calls me a statist. Kind of a complement considering the source.
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