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Thread: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Why not, lol...

    It's their business... none of my business who they do business with. If they didn't want to sell to me - no skin off my butt, I'm sure I could find the product or service somewhere else.

    It's supposed to be called freedom, private business, private property.

    The reality is that Amerika has shifted so far to the left, and every one is so hyper-sensitive and ready to send the government, fangs dripping menace and hatred, at anyone who dares go against the majority. Time was, that was called Tyranny of the Majority. Nowadays, it's called political correctness.

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    If we just enacted single payer healthcare that wouldn't be an issue because then employers wouldn't be buying insurance
    Many companies had this benefit before. What is the issue?
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by wist43 View Post
    Why not, lol...

    It's their business... none of my business who they do business with. If they didn't want to sell to me - no skin off my butt, I'm sure I could find the product or service somewhere else.

    It's supposed to be called freedom, private business, private property.

    The reality is that Amerika has shifted so far to the left, and every one is so hyper-sensitive and ready to send the government, fangs dripping menace and hatred, at anyone who dares go against the majority. Time was, that was called Tyranny of the Majority. Nowadays, it's called political correctness.
    You support your neighbors so that you'll have neighbors to support you when you'll need it. That's what's unfortunately shifted.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    I shop wherever I want. I could care less about the politics of a business. I have purchased spices at Prenzys, owned by a flaming liberal. If I shop there, I'll shop anywhere.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    You support your neighbors so that you'll have neighbors to support you when you'll need it. That's what's unfortunately shifted.
    Not sure what you mean by that... are you saying that I shouldn't patronize a business that refuses to do business with someone else - for whatever reason??

    And that if I do, I am unworthy of being supported by my neighbor in some other instance?? Assigned a "scarlet letter" of shame b/c I don't fall in line with the majority??

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by wist43 View Post
    Why not, lol...

    It's their business... none of my business who they do business with. If they didn't want to sell to me - no skin off my butt, I'm sure I could find the product or service somewhere else.

    It's supposed to be called freedom, private business, private property.

    The reality is that Amerika has shifted so far to the left, and every one is so hyper-sensitive and ready to send the government, fangs dripping menace and hatred, at anyone who dares go against the majority. Time was, that was called Tyranny of the Majority. Nowadays, it's called political correctness.
    Are you against the idea of Americans boycotting businesses that practice questionable ethics like discrimination?
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by wist43 View Post
    Not sure what you mean by that... are you saying that I shouldn't patronize a business that refuses to do business with someone else - for whatever reason??

    And that if I do, I am unworthy of being supported by my neighbor in some other instance?? Assigned a "scarlet letter" of shame b/c I don't fall in line with the majority??
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Are you against the idea of Americans boycotting businesses that practice questionable ethics like discrimination?
    That isn't what you said - it isn't even what you implied I don't think.

    To answer that question - no, I'm not against people boycotting anything. Everyone is free, or should be free, to frequent, or not frequent any business they choose - assuming the business owner chooses to do business with them. Why should the business owner surrender his rights??

    What I am against, is any group or individual using the power of government to coerce another individual, group, or private business into complying with their demands - whatever they may be.

    Unless someone is committing some act of harm upon another, then it is not within the governments authority (proper authority) to be involved in any way. Of course the country has shifted so far to the left now, that the average Amerikan citizen thinks it only proper that the government should be used as a truncheon against anyone who doesn't comply with what the majority dictates.

    I may, or may not, patronize a business for one reason or another - but that is my business; just as you have the freedom to boycott a business; just as the business owner has the freedom to refuse service to anyone for any reason, afterall, it is their PRIVATE BUSINESS.

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    WOW - do you not get the irony of that!!!

    Who is THEY??? They is the government... it is you who is saying the government should "come and get" the business owner b/c he is simply exercising his right to conduct his private business as he sees fit.

    Just as the homosexual has every right to operate a business and refuse to do business with a christian if he/she doesn't want - each person is free.

    Where people lose their freedom, is when government gets involved and uses force - it is you, and the LGBT groups that are seeking to use the power of government against others. You are the ones giving the power to THEY.

    It amazes me that Americans can't see these things - America is supposed to be about freedom first and foremost; and, ... the essence of freedom is the limitation of government.

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against LGBT people?

    Quote Originally Posted by wist43 View Post
    WOW - do you not get the irony of that!!!

    Who is THEY??? They is the government... it is you who is saying the government should "come and get" the business owner b/c he is simply exercising his right to conduct his private business as he sees fit.

    Just as the homosexual has every right to operate a business and refuse to do business with a christian if he/she doesn't want - each person is free.

    Where people lose their freedom, is when government gets involved and uses force - it is you, and the LGBT groups that are seeking to use the power of government against others. You are the ones giving the power to THEY.

    It amazes me that Americans can't see these things - America is supposed to be about freedom first and foremost; and, ... the essence of freedom is the limitation of government.
    It's a statement about individualism v collectivism. If you fail to support others, others will fail to support you.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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