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Thread: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights Act

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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Posting a sign isn't the same thing as refusing service in his restaurant. But one would have to ask, "What black man in his right mind would go into that restaurant?" Just proves we need Civil Rights Laws. But never fear, they aren't going anyplace.
    It's way out in the boonies but it's close enough to me that I drove by it.

    He has two mannequins in the window with Klan outfits on and nooses with black children on the menu.
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's way out in the boonies but it's close enough to me that I drove by it.

    He has two mannequins in the window with Klan outfits on and nooses with black children on the menu.
    So much for the theory that, if the Civil Rights Act were repealed, places who DID keep blacks out would go out of the business. The fact that anyone eats at this restaurant tells me the area's filled with racists. Why woud anyone eat in his restaurant if that wasn't true?
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    So much for the theory that, if the Civil Rights Act were repealed, places who DID keep blacks out would go out of the business. The fact that anyone eats at this restaurant tells me the area's filled with racists. Why woud anyone eat in his restaurant if that wasn't true?
    It's actually a bar out in the middle of nowhere.

    I think it stays in business because it's a novelty.
    There is another place inside Atlanta that won't serve whites, it stays in business as well.
    I was directly denied service.

    Edit add: the point is that these places are the exception and not the rule.
    Those restaurants won't become the big chain businesses and won't express these policies nationwide.
    Eventually they will be relegated to the history books.
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Bull. ****.

    This "reasoning" can be applied to anything. "The government protects your ass, so they can make you X." It's not hard to figure out Xes even you would find offensive.

    Think before you type, dude.
    That's funny, I don't see either your vote or your opinion on the matter. I realize what I wrote was NOT the Constitutional reasoning that was used. Let me be crystal clear though. If my taxes are being used, and they are, to provide a safe business environment for you, then you have no right to exclude me from you private place of business. That's my opinion and I'm sticking with it.

    Private businesses are not as private as you may think.


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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Thankls for completely missing the point. Bigots don't have a "right" to ply their trade in a public venue. Don't like it? Too effen bad.
    Then deny them the right: don't purchase from them.

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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    That's funny, I don't see either your vote or your opinion on the matter. I realize what I wrote was NOT the Constitutional reasoning that was used. Let me be crystal clear though. If my taxes are being used, and they are, to provide a safe business environment for you, then you have no right to exclude me from you private place of business. That's my opinion and I'm sticking with it.

    Private businesses are not as private as you may think.
    Hey, my taxes do the same thing for you. I have a list of things I do and don't want you to do. Would you like to see it?

    It's not only not "constitutional reasoning," your scheme is antithetical to the entire notion of a free society. You would make everyone a slave of the state.
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You would make everyone a slave of the state.
    Even more of a slave than we are now? I already work half the year to do nothing but fatten the government coffers.

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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Even more of a slave than we are now? I already work half the year to do nothing but fatten the government coffers.
    Perhaps. But at least there are currently some things the government doesn't think it can force you to do, though it's a dwindling list. Pete's scheme gives them unlimited authority to do so.
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    I concur with John.
    Well while you may agree with my post, my intention was to make a mockery of the idea. If a black store owner or muslim store owner refused to serve a white one how long do you think that would fly? I guess that a private business should get to have the right to make "white" and "colored" restrooms and tables as well?

    So whites can't be victims of racism? That's funny because I've dealt with racism as an adolecent. I hate racism but the law is not the way to bring about change. Boycotts, education, communication are how to bring about social change.

    Plus, whites today are legally discriminated against today *cough affirmitive action cough*.

    A private business is the same as a home IMHO.
    Boo hoo your a white and you "dealt" with racism. Get over it.

    Never until recently have I heard of a rising opinion of people that would like to take rights away from Americans, and never before has the Consitution or Bill of Rights been used to do such a thing. First this 14th amendment fad and now this. It's a worrying trend that is born from all these little AstroTurf movements
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Hey, my taxes do the same thing for you. I have a list of things I do and don't want you to do. Would you like to see it?

    It's not only not "constitutional reasoning," your scheme is antithetical to the entire notion of a free society. You would make everyone a slave of the state.
    I still don't see either your vote or opinion on the matter.
    You freedom stops when it impinges upon my freedom. That's the cost you pay for living in a civilized society. Go to Somalia if you want absolute freedom.


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