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

Voters
115. You may not vote on this poll
  • The Right to Discriminate

    38 33.04%
  • Freedom From Discrimination

    77 66.96%
Page 9 of 230 FirstFirst ... 78910111959109 ... LastLast
Results 81 to 90 of 2291

Thread: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discrimination?

  1. #81
    Phonetic Mnemonic
    radcen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Look to your right... I'm that guy.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:11 AM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    33,413

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    This is one of the few subjects on which I disagree with many of my fellow libertarians. I think the benefit of (most) anti-discrimination laws is ultimately worth the small sacrifice of some people's liberty.

    If you want to open your business to the public, that is exactly what you're going to have to do.
    I don't disagree. The problems don't start with wanting to legislate against discrimination. The problems start when some take it too far and get hyper-sensitive and define absurd examples as discrimination. Like pretty much everything else, if we human could just settle on a happy medium...
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

  2. #82
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,217

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    No law says that and no law will say that. You're engaging in a ludicrous strawman.
    Then if anyone can refuse to serve anyone if they choose not to serve them, then there is no problem.

  3. #83
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    07-19-17 @ 03:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    60,458

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    A veritable wealth of coroborating evidence can be found here:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/search...archid=3459021
    Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.

  4. #84
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    07-19-17 @ 03:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    60,458

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Equal protection under the law.
    I already made clear I wasn't referring to government discrimination.

  5. #85
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    07-19-17 @ 03:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    60,458

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I don't disagree. The problems don't start with wanting to legislate against discrimination. The problems start when some take it too far and get hyper-sensitive and define absurd examples as discrimination. Like pretty much everything else, if we human could just settle on a happy medium...
    I don't think a happy medium exists in terms of slavery.

  6. #86
    global liberation

    ecofarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Miami
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    66,400

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Then if anyone can refuse to serve anyone if they choose not to serve them, then there is no problem.
    That's a ludicrous answer to a ludicrous strawman.

  7. #87
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,217

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's a ludicrous answer to a ludicrous strawman.
    So there is a law? You said there wasn't. Stop with the strawman comments and say it.

    Is there a law in place that says that everyone has to be served or not? If there isn't, there is no issue.

  8. #88
    global liberation

    ecofarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Miami
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    66,400

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So there is a law? You said there wasn't. Stop with the strawman comments and say it.

    Is there a law in place that says that everyone has to be served or not? If there isn't, there is no issue.
    Of course there isn't. Have you lost grip on reality?

  9. #89
    Sage
    rabbitcaebannog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Last Seen
    12-09-17 @ 08:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    10,918

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So there is a law? You said there wasn't. Stop with the strawman comments and say it.

    Is there a law in place that says that everyone has to be served or not? If there isn't, there is no issue.
    There is a law that states you can't discriminate based on race.

  10. #90
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,217

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Of course there isn't. Have you lost grip on reality?
    Then the question of having to engage in commerce is irrelevant.

Page 9 of 230 FirstFirst ... 78910111959109 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •