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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

    Whole thing should be repealed.

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

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    Why?
    because he is our very active enemy.

    Has he attacked the US?
    yes, and he killed hundreds of our people.

    Is he a threat to our national security?
    absolutely. he (as president of Iran) is the largest single supporter of international terrorism in the world

    The only reason he dislikes is so much is our government placing sanctions and embargoes on Iran and influencing other nations to do the same.
    oh, that, and I"m pretty sure us being the Great Satan, a supporter of That Dog Israel, and the ultimate target of the soon-to-arrive 13th Imam has something to do with it as well... the fact that we oppose him in the region, (and especially with the democracy agenda) makes us threats to each other. ole Denny-Jad has no desire whatsoever for the Green Movement & sympathizers to observe and draw lessons from a Shiite-majority Democracy function in neighboring Iraq.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    No. But everybody agrees that the government should have some say over what private businesses can and cannot do. A doctor can't lie to you and tell you that you have cancer in order to make money off of you, right? A liquor store can't sell alcohol to children, right? Just because businesses are privately owned and operated doesn't mean they're tiny soverign nations.

    I'm not suggestion that this law changes people's minds, I'm suggesting that this law upholds people's constitutional right to be held as equal and free. My ancestors were neither equal or free throughout my Grandfather's childhood, and that was largely due to the practices of private business.

    There are clearly a lot of white Christian people contributing to this thread, because anybody with Jewish or Muslim or black ancestors would immediately understand why Stossel's idea is such a bad one.
    I agree with your comment... except the last part. your guilty of grouping people yourself, it was rude trying to pin this idea on "white" christians, anyone is capable of having this idea and it is based on libertarian philosophy... NOT racial tension/discrimination

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    No. But everybody agrees that the government should have some say over what private businesses can and cannot do. A doctor can't lie to you and tell you that you have cancer in order to make money off of you, right? A liquor store can't sell alcohol to children, right? Just because businesses are privately owned and operated doesn't mean they're tiny soverign nations.

    I'm not suggestion that this law changes people's minds, I'm suggesting that this law upholds people's constitutional right to be held as equal and free. My ancestors were neither equal or free throughout my Grandfather's childhood, and that was largely due to the practices of private business.

    There are clearly a lot of white Christian people contributing to this thread, because anybody with Jewish or Muslim or black ancestors would immediately understand why Stossel's idea is such a bad one.
    I was going to say much the same except for the last part. I don't think it is just "white Christians" that will be the only problem. I also think Muslims and Hispanics would feel the brunt of this.

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

    I voted absolutely not because thats the right answer. I like that my fellow Americans have their rights protected and get treated equal under normal circumstances and thats what keeping that section does.

    But no worries that section isnt going anywhere nor should it, pure fantasy to think it would
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    getting rid of these law would be a good thing if and only if people cared about businesses discriminating against people enough to avoid the business, regardless any additional cost of doing so, and were informed of the action

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

    No, but things like clubs and renters should have the right IMO.

    However Affirmative Action needs to be outlawed.

    A friend of mine didn't get a job because they had to hire a less qualified minority just to be "fair". Fair my butt.
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    Re: John Stossel called for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights A

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    No, but things like clubs and renters should have the right IMO.

    However Affirmative Action needs to be outlawed.

    A friend of mine didn't get a job because they had to hire a less qualified minority just to be "fair". Fair my butt.
    for the record the underlined above is not affirmative action. Its a stupid employer, a lie/misunderstanding by you, a lie/misunderstanding by your friend or a lie/misunderstanding by the employer. Just saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    for the record the underlined above is not affirmative action. Its a stupid employer, a lie/misunderstanding by you, a lie/misunderstanding by your friend or a lie/misunderstanding by the employer. Just saying
    Doesn't Affirmative Action require employers to have a certain percentage of their employees be non-white and in some cases, a specified percentage for each of the ethnicities? If that is the case, then you could not be hired because the employer needed to hire a minority, even if you were better qualified.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Doesn't Affirmative Action require employers to have a certain percentage of their employees be non-white and in some cases, a specified percentage for each of the ethnicities? If that is the case, then you could not be hired because the employer needed to hire a minority, even if you were better qualified.
    NO, not by law
    actually any "quotas" are frowned upon

    now some employers might CHOOSE to make their own quotas but thats not forced by law.

    Affirmative action is to NOT discriminate against qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.

    also private buisness do not have to follow the action if smaller than 15 and no federal/public funding is recieved or something along those lines. Id have to look it up to get the wording 100% accurate
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