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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 Vader View Post
    Yes, I am.

    So you would agree that affirmitive action is discrimination and should be abolished right? Favoring one race or gender over another is nothing less than discrimination.

    To be honest the more I look into it I have to respectfully disagree with John Stossel now. It sounds good in theory but in practice may cause problems.

    But it is something that should be looked at and discussed.

    John Stossel nonetheless is a great journalist and is not racist at all.
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    It's called discrimination, it's illegal, and you should be ashamed of yourself.
    He's not saying it's morally right. Come off your high horse.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    It's called discrimination, it's illegal, and you should be ashamed of yourself.
    Lemme guess -- he should be KILLED KILLED KILLED DEAD, the racist scum!

    Right?

    Never mind that it was a hypothetical, not what he'd actually do . . .
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    I voted "I Agree with John Stossel, this part of the Civil Rights Act Should Be Repealed", but that's not an entirely accurate summation of my opinion.

    While I agree with the idea that people should be free to associate (or not) with whomever they wish, such a setup was in place when the varied segregatory practices were in place.

    Personally, I think other means could have been used to combat racism – as many have said, you cannot force people to like each other.

    You can create extremely restrictive rules that force them to work together (and this is perfectly fine in a private business – as in, “all our employees must be non-racist, under threat of job loss), but that’s a voluntary association between employer and employee.

    To force someone to associate with someone else against their wishes is, unarguably, a restriction on their freedom.

    Whether that restriction is constitutional or not is a legal decision – whether acceptable or not, a personal decision.

    Personally, I both dislike and like separate aspects of it.

    I dislike the restrictive aspects.

    I like the anti-discrimination aspects.
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    Bottom line?

    I think the restrictive aspects outweigh the anti-discriminatory aspects – Thus, I side with Stossel.

    Obviously, some feel that the anti-discriminatory aspects outweigh the restrictive aspects.

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

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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
    He's not saying it's morally right. Come off your high horse.
    Yet you republicans support an massive step backwards. Why? Because republicans do not feel like they need to follow the rules. Republicans want to be the KING in a country where no such mechanism exists.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Yet you republicans support an massive step backwards. Why? Because republicans do not feel like they need to follow the rules. Republicans want to be the KING in a country where no such mechanism exists.
    Since when has Coronado been a Republican?

    And what's with the rants recently?
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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
    He's not saying it's morally right. Come off your high horse.
    Yet you republicans support an massive step backwards. Why? Because republicans do not feel like they need to follow the rules. Republicans want to be the KING in a country where no such mechanism exists.

    The Republican party and its never ending greed are responsible for the current economy. This issue started when Bush and his cronies where in office and it continues to be an issue. You republicans hate Obama because he is making it harder from your class the exploit the working class. I know republicans hate to be told "NO" ... when it comes to profit.

    While republicans are not alone in their quest for profit ... they represent the single largest body of anti-worker, pro-profit, anti-rights group alive today.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Since when has Coronado been a Republican?

    And what's with the rants recently?
    A good question.... on both counts.

    I just do not like republicans and I am voicing my opinion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Yet you republicans support an massive step backwards. Why? Because republicans do not feel like they need to follow the rules. Republicans want to be the KING in a country where no such mechanism exists.

    The Republican party and its never ending greed are responsible for the current economy. This issue started when Bush and his cronies where in office and it continues to be an issue. You republicans hate Obama because he is making it harder from your class the exploit the working class. I know republicans hate to be told "NO" ... when it comes to profit.

    While republicans are not alone in their quest for profit ... they represent the single largest body of anti-worker, pro-profit, anti-rights group alive today.
    What does any of this have to do with the CRA?
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